Craft & Trade Academy

Founded as Müller Academy in 2019, we continue to expand and provide certified training to meet the needs of the growing construction industry. We are a public 501(c)3 non-profit higher education institution committed to developing highly trained trade workers.

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Invested in education since 2019


Students that have enrolled in the Craft & Trade Academy


Programs & workshops already started and recognized by NCDOL


New programs in development

Why Craft &
Trade Academy?

Recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor, our apprenticeshipsand training programs are based on the world-class German model. Built on the pillars of safety, culture and artisanry, the method is respected internationally for their craftsmanship and quality standards. From tile installation, to drywall and paint, you will find a training program that captivates and inspires you.

You earn while you learn with our apprenticeship model.

Completed program certificate is recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

A great alternative to college, offering competitive pay.

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The Craft & Trade Academy would not be successful without our sponsors.

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In collaboration with

Training Partnership for our P.A.C.E. program

In-Kind Donors


Neel and Nishma Patel. Mark and Ann Williams. Antonio Figueroa. Regina Schneider


Health Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Discounts

Paid Travel

Professional Development

Disability Insurance

Provided PPE

Paid Holidays

Get involved - Educate and rebuild our communities!


Every time you donate to our foundation, you are helping someone receive a recognized dual-vocational education. You make a true difference in their life, giving them the opportunity to receive the technical training that they have always longed for.



Volunteering at the Craft & Trade Academy has a meaningful impact on our local community, and can be rewarding for you as well. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills, and also have the chance to expand your network by being a part of our unique programs.


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If you are interested in finding out more about the Academy, or want to register for the next enrollment for the Apprenticeship Program for Tile Installers, simply complete the form below.

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