Hire Today for a Better Tomorrow

Put #EquityFirst for your next generation of employees.

Hire Today for a Better Tomorrow

Put #EquityFirst for your next generation of employees.

The hiring decisions you make today create the economy and workforce of tomorrow. But, hiring is hard; and the stakes are high when hiring for an equitable future.

CareerWise’s Equity First apprenticeship program is designed to help move employers from the status quo to meaningful change through a diverse and inclusive workforce, DEI training and creating opportunity where there wasn’t before.

Youth apprenticeship is more than an internship, it’s a multi-year program in which students work alongside seasoned professionals doing meaningful work as a part of your team. It’s not philanthropy, it’s a mutually beneficial talent strategy you can implement to address diversity challenges.


Youth apprenticeship creates a diverse and inclusive workplace, helping employers contribute to our equitable future.
DIVERSE APPLICANTS
DIVERSE APPLICANTS

CareerWise finds a talented and diverse group of students for your apprenticeship positions, reducing the effort, time and expense of recruiting.

EQUITABLE OUTCOMES
EQUITABLE OUTCOMES

CareerWise partners with employers to help provide any additional support needed to ensure every apprentice’s chance to thrive for your business.

What Does it Mean to be an Equity First Employer?
  • Commit to Diversity
  • Provide the Necessary Resources
  • Attend Trainings
  • CareerWise Helps Prepare Apprentices
  • CareerWise Dedicates Support

Commitment to Diversity

Your organization demonstrates an organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by being an equal opportunity employer and publishing their DEI statements or expressing alignment with the statement on PAYA Equitable Apprenticeships.

Your organization puts equity first in the workplace, not second or third, and is ready to create a more equitable workplace.

Employers Provide the Resources to Enable Talent to Thrive

CareerWise Apprentice Iomy Works on Her Laptop at an Office

The employer provides the apprentice(s) with all the tools and resources needed to perform the job throughout the apprenticeship. Resources may include equipment necessary to perform a job, such as a laptop or stethoscope, or ensuring an apprentice can access the workplace with transportation resources like an RTD EcoPass.

Employer Training

Hiring managers are required to participate in CareerWise’s equitable youth-hiring training, a 30 minute live or recorded webinar that CareerWise hosts every three weeks throughout the two hiring cycles.

Supervisors need to complete online training modules and participate in a three-hour virtual training before the apprentice begins. They will also participate in a 1.5-hour inclusive leadership training and a 45-minute anti-bias training. The anti-bias training can either be through CareerWise or through another organization.

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CareerWise Apprentice Training

All apprentices hired by an Equity First employer will need to complete the two workplace-prep trainings (bootcamp basics and essentials) before the apprenticeship begins. CareerWise also supports the development of apprentices thoughout the year with cohort bonding and peer-mentor touchpoints.

  1. Bootcamp Basics – A required training for all apprentices before they start their apprenticeship. This training includes online modules and a three-day virtual or in-person training.
  2. Bootcamp Extensions – Workplace Essentials or Technical Training are six-weeks long provided at cost by CareerWise. During your onboarding process, a CareerWise staff member will guide you through which training your apprentice will need to attend.
  3. Quarterly Cohort Bonding & Training – CareerWise provides a variety of training throughout the year. We highly recommend the apprentice continue to participate in the training to help them through their apprenticeship.
  4. Mentor Program – The peer mentorship program provides support to all apprentices by other apprentices in the program. Mentors are required to go through training and check-in with their mentees at a regular cadence.

For more information about the trainings provided click the button below to learn more.

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CareerWise’s Commitment to Support You

CareerWise Customer Success Managers (CSMs) are assigned to your account to provide support throughout the whole apprenticeship. At the very beginning, they will engage with your organization and deliver a program orientation for apprentices future team, department and/or the entire organization. Throughout the apprenticeship, they provided support to all the supervisors, apprentices, and the apprentices’ counselors/high schools. They are there to answer questions, work through issues, and will be available for you whenever you need them.

What Does it Mean to be an Equity First Employer?
  • Commit to Diversity
  • Commitment to Diversity

    Your organization demonstrates an organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by being an equal opportunity employer and publishing their DEI statements or expressing alignment with the statement on PAYA Equitable Apprenticeships.

    Your organization puts equity first in the workplace, not second or third, and is ready to create a more equitable workplace.

  • Provide the Necessary Resources
  • Employers Provide the Resources to Enable Talent to Thrive

    CareerWise Apprentice Iomy Works on Her Laptop at an Office

    The employer provides the apprentice(s) with all the tools and resources needed to perform the job throughout the apprenticeship. Resources may include equipment necessary to perform a job, such as a laptop or stethoscope, or ensuring an apprentice can access the workplace with transportation resources like an RTD EcoPass.

  • Attend Trainings
  • Employer Training

    Hiring managers are required to participate in CareerWise’s equitable youth-hiring training, a 30 minute live or recorded webinar that CareerWise hosts every three weeks throughout the two hiring cycles.

    Supervisors need to complete online training modules and participate in a three-hour virtual training before the apprentice begins. They will also participate in a 1.5-hour inclusive leadership training and a 45-minute anti-bias training. The anti-bias training can either be through CareerWise or through another organization.

    Learn More Today

  • CareerWise Helps Prepare Apprentices
  • CareerWise Apprentice Training

    All apprentices hired by an Equity First employer will need to complete the two workplace-prep trainings (bootcamp basics and essentials) before the apprenticeship begins. CareerWise also supports the development of apprentices thoughout the year with cohort bonding and peer-mentor touchpoints.

    1. Bootcamp Basics – A required training for all apprentices before they start their apprenticeship. This training includes online modules and a three-day virtual or in-person training.
    2. Bootcamp Extensions – Workplace Essentials or Technical Training are six-weeks long provided at cost by CareerWise. During your onboarding process, a CareerWise staff member will guide you through which training your apprentice will need to attend.
    3. Quarterly Cohort Bonding & Training – CareerWise provides a variety of training throughout the year. We highly recommend the apprentice continue to participate in the training to help them through their apprenticeship.
    4. Mentor Program – The peer mentorship program provides support to all apprentices by other apprentices in the program. Mentors are required to go through training and check-in with their mentees at a regular cadence.

    For more information about the trainings provided click the button below to learn more.

    Learn More Today

  • CareerWise Dedicates Support
  • CareerWise’s Commitment to Support You

    CareerWise Customer Success Managers (CSMs) are assigned to your account to provide support throughout the whole apprenticeship. At the very beginning, they will engage with your organization and deliver a program orientation for apprentices future team, department and/or the entire organization. Throughout the apprenticeship, they provided support to all the supervisors, apprentices, and the apprentices’ counselors/high schools. They are there to answer questions, work through issues, and will be available for you whenever you need them.

Drop us a line to find out how CareerWise can help your business become more diverse and inclusive...and how apprenticeship can help create a more equitable economy.
 
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