For me, the apprenticeship means a lot, because after I finish this, I will finish college and when I graduate, I’ll already have years of experience.
— Selena Elekovich, 17 year old Mikron Apprentice and Cherry Creek High School Student

CareerWise Apprenticeships Illuminate Options

Figuring out exactly what you're going to do when you finish school can be an overwhelming prospect. But, through a CareerWise apprenticeship, you’ll more clearly see how the decisions you make about education and career today can put you on multiple paths to success. You'll be able to gain valuable experience, earn debt-free college credit, and get paid all at the same time. Our apprenticeships represent opportunity for everybody—they aren't directed towards any one particular type of student.

CareerWise apprenticeships are different than those currently available; the outcome will leave you with multiple options rather than a one-track destination. Completing an apprenticeship with CareerWise will provide several pathways to continued success. Whether you're ready to enter the workforce after graduation, desire to continue training for specialized certifications, or want to attend a four-year institution, the decision will be yours.

How it Works

Students apply with the hiring companies on the apprenticeship marketplace starting Dec. 1, 2017 through Mar. 1, 2018 for a position that begins the summer before their junior year. Apprentices spend part of their week learning at school and part of the week learning on the job. The apprenticeship is a three-year program (junior year, senior year and a third year), after which you’ll have made approximately $30,000 in wages, hold a nationally-recognized industry certification and have about a year’s worth of college credit…and probably a job offer! Following the apprenticeship, some students will then choose to work full time, some will become full-time college students, and some will do both.



CareerWise Apprenticeships Provide Multiple Paths to Success

  • Get paid while you gain meaningful, real-world work experience. An apprenticeship solves the age-old problem: You can’t get a good job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job.
  • Not only will you graduate high school on time, you’ll also finish your apprenticeship with a year’s worth of debt-free college credit. …and perspective on how continuing your education could help further your career.
  • You’ll also have a nationally-recognized industry certification (like a CNA if you’re a healthcare apprentice, or CompTIAA+ if you’re in a technology pathway). Currently, there are career pathways offered in: Advanced Manufacturing, Business Operations, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology.
  • “It’s all about who you know!” You’ll create a professional network of connections that will serve you well throughout your career and work with experienced mentors who can help you decide the best path for your future.



Explore positions on the youth apprenticeship marketplace. Applications are open December 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018.

Parents: A CareerWise Apprenticeship Will Open Doors

As the parent of a high-schooler, you're focused on providing your child with best opportunity for a bright future. Often, apprenticeships are associated with one-track paths that lead to specific employment choices - frequently union-based. CareerWise focuses on creating apprenticeship opportunities for all students - whether they are considering a 4-year education or not. In fact, CareerWise apprenticeships are designed to earn college credits that can be applied to a variety of degrees. When your student completes her apprenticeship, she'll be equipped with practical skills and will be able to choose the next step in her journey.




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