NCRWA Registered Apprenticeship Program
Thousands of water industry workers are expected to retire over the next five to ten years, leading to a huge gap to fill our Water and Wastewater Systems Operation Specialists jobs. Through the NCRWA program, apprentices will gain knowledge from industry professionals who have the appropriate experience and know the required certifications and qualifications. The apprentice will leave the program able to thrive as a water industry professional. The NCRWA apprenticeship program provides apprentices, 18 years old and above, opportunities to learn water and wastewater industry knowledge and practices through on-the-job training and classroom instruction to improve the overall professionalism of the industry and to support our members’ continued workforce needs.
Become an Apprentice
North Carolina Rural Water is currently recruiting qualified candidates for the apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship is a two-year, full-time position, during which apprentices will be paid a salary. Apprentices will receive 288 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. Apprenticeship Application.
Age – 18
Education – GED or equivalent, or High School Diploma
Physical – Must be capable of performing physical labor
Drug Screen – Must pass a drug screen
Background Check – Must pass a background check
Driver’s License – Must have a valid driver’s license for North Carolina
Hire an Apprentice
North Carolina Rural Water is currently seeking water and wastewater systems in North Carolina that are interested in participating in the apprenticeship program. This is a great way to hire and train new, well-rounded employees. For more information, contact our NCRWA Workforce Development Coordinator.
NCRWA Workforce Development Coordinator
743-202-0971 or E-mail
Questions about the NCRWA Apprenticeship Program? Our Frequently Asked Question page may be able to answer them.
NCRWA GO WATER! Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Deadline to Apply: FEBRUARY 15, 2021
The NCRWA GO WATER! Pre-apprenticeship Program is a 6-week, summer program that introduces participants, ages 16 to 24, to water and wastewater career pathways. By participating in the pre-apprenticeship, you will gain direct entry into the NCRWA Water and Wastewater Systems Operations Specialist Registered Apprenticeship program upon successful completion of the 6-week pre-apprenticeship program, completion of a high school diploma or equivalency and are 18 years old.
Got Questions? Get answers on our Pre-Apprenticeship Program Frequently Asked Questions!
The North Carolina Rural Water Association will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. The NCRWA will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, part 30.