Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Earn While You Learn

Are you interested in receiving on-the-job training and an education while earning an income? Consider applying to a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)! Registered Apprenticeships are a great way to acquire industry skills and launch your career while working toward your educational goals. 

What You Get as an Apprentice

Our program ensures you will receive:

  • Education: Apprentices receive supplemental classroom education based on their employers’ unique training needs
  • Structured On-the-Job Learning: Programs provide a minimum of 2,000 hours of structured on-the-job training to prepare apprentices for a successful career
  • A Salary: Registered Apprenticeships are jobs! Apprentices earn progressive wages as their skills increase.
  • Mentorship: Apprentices are trained by an experienced worker who has attained a mastery level of skill, abilities and competencies required for the occupation
  • Credentials: Apprentices earn a portable, nationally recognized credential within their industry.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

We work with hundreds of businesses and organizations to offer apprenticeships in healthcare, cybersecurity, transportation, clean energy, advanced manufacturing and more.

Apprenticeships for Veterans

Members of the military can use apprenticeships as a pathway to more challenging assignments during active duty or to a rewarding career in civilian life.


Age Requirement for Apprenticeship


Active registered apprenticeship programs


Active apprenticeships in NC as of Sept 2023

Apprenticeship in Action


“I knew when I was younger that I wanted to be an engineer and do things with my hands, and Caterpillar offered a program for engineers.”

-Brady Bartkowiak, Clayton, NC

Caterpillar Inc

Ready to start earning and learning? Find an Apprenticeship
200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100