What is the Career Technology Apprenticeship Cohort (CTAC)?
The CTAC program offers paid professional development to underserved, motivated adults in the Carolinas. What that means is that we will pay you, teach you, and place you in a full-time job after you graduate.
Imagine being paid a $35,000 salary to go to school, meet new people, and learn a highly sought-after skill, all while knowing you will start a lucrative career in technology as soon as you graduate no matter your experience, income, or background. Well, the CTAC program offers you that exact opportunity!
During the program participants will learn how to code (even if they’ve never coded before!), practice “thinking like a technologist”, and develop their soft skills all while receiving ~$18/hr for 40 hours per week. Upon successful completion of the intensive 24-week program, the participant will be offered full-time employment at a predetermined sponsor institution making a salary of $55,000/yr. Many of our graduates have gone on to make six-figure salaries within 1-3 years after graduating and you can too.
If you wish to learn more and apply see below.
- Provide upward mobility opportunities for underserved communities
- Combat the perceived lack of technology talent in the region
- Increase the number of minorities and women pursuing careers in technology
Who Hires CTAC Graduates and Why?
Some of our hiring partners include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Truist, Barings, Ally, EY, Lowe’s, US Bank, Live Oak Bank, and many, many more.
Our partners see the CTAC program as a bold and audacious pathway to unlock untapped talent in the community. Through this initiative, sponsor companies will receive and onboard qualified talent while also making an impact on the community they serve, a true win-win scenario.
Interested in Applying for CTAC?
Applications for Cohort 4 – Spring 2022 are now CLOSED.
You can sign-up for our CTAC mailing list below to be notified when applications are open for the next Cohort.
Have questions? We’ve got answers!
Watch a recent virtual information session (9.22.2021)
We will host additional CTAC Info Sessions and will announce those dates as they become available. Our team will also post recordings of the virtual sessions after each event.
If you would like to stay informed on the next cohort, please add your name to the mailing list on our sponsor’s site and/or follow us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn).