Tech Apprenticeship FAQs

Tech Apprenticeship FAQs

Student Eligibility

Who’s eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for our tech Apprenticeship:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Live in the Charlotte, Austin, Atlanta or Richmond metropolitan area
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Must have the authorization to work in the US

Specific apprenticeships may have additional requirements, so please be sure to check the application of the apprenticeship to which you wish to apply.

Do I have to live in the metropolitan area of the the city for the apprenticeship?

Even though our current apprenticeships are offered virtually, Road to Hire targets individuals living in the Charlotte, Austin, Atlanta or Richmond metropolitan area.

Is there a minimum GPA requirement for Road to Hire?

There is no specific GPA requirement. We look for candidates who demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Is there an age requirement for the Road to Hire program?

Yes. We’re looking for motivated young adults in the Charlotte, Austin, Atlanta or Richmond areas between the ages of 18 and 25. (You must turn 18 prior to graduating from the program.)

Is work authorization required to be eligible for Road to Hire?

Because our mission is to create employment opportunities for motivated young adults, work authorization is a program requirement. This means that you must have the authorization to work without sponsorship or restrictions for any employer in the US.

Experience & Benefits

What is the program timeline or schedule?

Road to Hire has high standards of performance and accountability for all participants, and our apprenticeship has been intentionally crafted to set you up for success. In order to ensure that you have the best possible learning experience, your consistent attendance is required.

The Road to Hire apprenticeship is a six-month program and will run from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. In addition to classroom lectures, participants will watch weekly videos, attend breakout sessions and complete rchallenging assignments. Participants may have work outside of the 35-40 hours/week for additional projects and challenges.

Does Road to Hire provide compensation or housing?

Road to Hire participants will receive a weekly stipend during training, followed by full-time pay and benefits (including health insurance) after graduation (pending job placement). Road to Hire does not pay for housing.

Does every Road to Hire participant get a job?

Our goal is to place every successful Road to Hire graduate in a high-earning career. Every graduate will have an interview with at least one of our employer partners. Historically, over 90% of our graduates are placed in their desired field with employer partners.

Is the Road to Hire program a competition?

No. Although we believe competition is healthy, our goal is to place all Road to Hire graduates in full-time jobs in Charlotte, Austin, Atlanta or Richmond areas once they complete the program.

Are there any costs associated with Road to Hire?

No. Road to Hire covers all training costs.

Application Process

What happens after I submit my application?

All applications will be carefully reviewed. Candidates will be notified via email if they are selected to move forward in the interview process into Gateway.

What should I do if I haven't heard back about my application, but the date for feedback has passed?

Please check your spam/junk mail folders to see if you have received an email from Road to Hire. Email recruiting@roadtohire.org if you are unable to find it.

Are recommendation letters required?

Recommendation letters are not required.

Miscellaneous FAQs

Is this a paid program?

Yes. The Road to Hire Tech apprenticeship Program is a six-month, full-time, paid position.

Do I need to know how to code before I apply?

No. We’re looking for young adults who are passionate about technology and love solving problems. We’ll teach you the rest!

What do successful candidates look like?

The most successful candidates are self-starters who can operate independently but aren’t afraid to ask questions.