Upon completion: job interviews with an opportunity for full-time jobs with local manufacturers! SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! No registration fees OR certification testing fees!

Benefits to you

  • National Certification
  • Foundation in Manufacturing Principles
  • Guaranteed Job Interviews
  • Potential for full-time job with benefits
  • Full scholarships available


Industrial Technician Academy Pre-Apprenticeship

The Industrial Technician Academy Pre-Apprenticeship will provide students with basic foundational skills to find entry level employment with Advanced Manufacturing employers in the local area. Throughout the program, students will develop job-ready skills and industry relevant certifications. Please complete the interest form to be considered for participation.

Requirements to Get Started

  • Pre-registration required for the Institute and classes
  • Students must be 18 by the class starting date
  • Prerequisites (Guidance/assistance to meet these prerequisites will be provided as part of the program):
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Career Readiness Certification (Bronze Level)

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This program is in partnership with:

  • Bharat Forge
  • Boon Edam
  • Caterpillar
  • Chatham Economic Development Corporation
  • Coty
  • Edelbrock Group
  • Harnett County Economic Development
  • Johnson Controls
  • Mertek
  • Pentair
  • Sanford Area Growth Alliance
  • Triangle South Workforce Development Board