Shaping Colorado's Workforce Through Modern Youth Apprenticeship
CareerWise Colorado connects education and industry through a state-wide modern youth apprenticeship.
CareerWise’s model for apprenticeship, with borrowed elements from the Swiss apprenticeship system, creates tangible benefit for both the employer and the apprentice, resulting in a skilled-workforce development pipeline for Colorado’s industry, and clear career and education pathways for students through valuable work experience, nationally-recognized industry certification, debt-free college credit and a strong professional network.
Colorado industry has worked with CareerWise to identify their hard-to-fill positions and create competency-based work plans for apprentices to develop the skills necessary to thrive in the workforce. All of the CareerWise pathways lead to jobs that start with a middle-class salary.
Current pathways include Business Operations, Financial Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology and Healthcare.
Our goal is ambitious: We seek to create over 20,000 apprenticeships in high-demand, high-pay occupations across multiple business sectors by 2027.