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TAP+: Transportation Apprenticeship Program


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As one of the largest employers in North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Transportation is always looking for talented and motivated individuals to join the team. If you are interested in a career in transportation, NCDOT encourages you to consider the Transportation Apprenticeship Program, or TAP+.

NCDOT’s TAP+ is a great way to gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in careers in transportation engineering and construction. Apprentices will work alongside experienced professionals and learn industry-leading techniques and technologies. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects and​ in areas as diverse as design, construction, repair, bridge work, erosion control, maintenance, aviation, maritime, rail and integrated mobility.

In addition to on-the-job training, TAP+ apprentices also participate in classroom instruction. This instruction covers a variety of topics, including safety, construction methods and materials.

Benefits of TAP+ Apprenticeship Program

  • Earn a competitive wage with benefits while you learn
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience and skills
  • Network with experienced professionals
  • Participate in a variety of projects
  • Receive classroom instruction
  • Job security; upon completion launch your career with NCDOT
  • G.I. Bill benefits to qualifying military veterans
  • Earn a tuition-free associate’s degree from a​​ N.C. community college for qualifying high school seniors.

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school/GED diploma
  • Interest in a transportation construction and engineering career
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to safety

How to Apply

To apply for the NCDOT TAP+ Apprenticeship Program, visit the N.C. Office of State Human Resources website​.​

View Current Openings​


Mark Council

TAP+ Program Manager
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1583 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1583

Chandler Hines

TAP+ Program Coordinator
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(919) 814-2174 (phone)

1583 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1583

6/26/2023 12:43 PM