The Application Process

To apply to the apprenticeship program, you must first complete an application form. You can complete on the website electronically. Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the local program’s basic requirements. Minimum requirements for the JATC include:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Successful completion of Algebra 1 Math Course
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent (GED)
  • $25 Application Fee

The primary documents needed to verify the minimum requirements are, but not limited to:

  • 2 Forms of I.D. (Drivers License and S.S. Card are typical)
  • Official H.S. Transcript
  • Diploma or GED Certificate
  • $25 Payment
  • Form DD214 (For Military Veterans Only)

Once you have compiled all of the necessary documentation, along with the submittal of an application, you need to contact the office to arrange an initial meeting. You can reach the JATC Director at 919.596.6931, or by emailing

The initial meeting is the time for you to come in and meet with the training director. At this time your documents will be collected and your file will be constructed. Your file will consist of your application and all of the supporting documents verifying eligibility. The initial meeting is also used to better educate the applicant on the expectation the program places on applicant and apprentices, while also highlighting what expectation the applicant or apprentice should have of our program. This is an informational session with the applicant and Training Director, to answer and questions and to better prepare the applicant for the next steps of the application process.

If you meet the basic requirements, and after the initial meeting, you will be scheduled to take the programs Aptitude Test Battery (Aptitude Test). The test battery consists of two tests. It will take approximately two and a half (2.5) hours to complete.

Posting a qualifying score on the aptitude test qualifies you to sit for an oral interview.


In short the application process follow as such:

  1. Compile Required Documentation
  2. Complete Application
  3. Schedule and Appear for Initial Meeting
  4. Aptitude Test
  5. Interview
  6. Selection