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Your Vision

At the Summer Careers Academy, we understand that you need skilled workers who are safe, reliable, and interested in learning and growing with your company.

Your Challenge

The challenge is that recruiting, training, and retaining top talent in the construction industry is fierce. Interest is low, turnover is high, and skilled workers are rare.

Your Way Forward

We understand your frustration. We experienced it ourselves and know how difficult it is to build a talented team and successful business. But this challenge is too big for any one company to tackle alone. Our industry needs to work together to build a robust talent pipeline. That’s why we are offering the Summer Careers Academy: an employer-led, Registered Youth Apprenticeship Program (Pre-Apprenticeship) that has delivered results for our industry in other regions and will help us here in the Triangle, too.

Your Next Steps

The application period for the 2023 cohort is now closed, but submit your interest in the 2024 cohort now! Once the 2024 application opens, the process has three easy steps:

  1. STEP 1: Complete the application and contact Summer Careers Academy Program Coordinator, Heather Kasey, to discuss your organization's needs and the program requirements, at (919) 357-2878 (m).
  2. STEP 2: Participate in the enrollment process to be matched with an OSHA-10 certified Pre-Apprentice, who will work for you part-time over the summer earning a "Learning Wage" (employer scholarships available) while also earning industry-recognized credentials through in-classroom training at our expense.
  3. STEP 3: Enjoy access to a nontraditional talent pool; grow your workforce through a low-risk, high-reward program; and increase appreciation in the skilled trades as a dynamic profession with in-demand jobs that pay family-thriving wages.

Your Success

Stop feeling frustrated about your workforce. Instead, join other respected employers to recruit, train, and retain top talent and let's build our industry's talent pipeline for the future, together. For questions, contact Summer Careers Academy coordinator, Heather Kasey, at (919) 357-2878 (m).