Together, CareerWise stakeholders create meaningful experiences for apprentices and ROI for businesses.
CareerWise modern youth apprentices split their time between their traditional high school classroom and the workplace. They earn a wage while receiving hands-on work experience where they can apply their classroom learning. By the conclusion of the program, students will have:
The CareerWise model is mutually beneficial for both apprentices and employers. Hiring apprentices is a dynamic investment in your company and workforce, and businesses receive:
Students apply with the hiring companies on the spring semester for positions that begin the summer before their junior year. It’s a competitive hiring process, just like any other professional position. Businesses select the apprentices that are the best fit for their organizations and open positions; there are no forced placements. Once hired, apprentices spend part of their week learning at school and part of the week learning on the job.
Employers can select either a two-year or three-year model. Both models ultimately deliver the same benefits to employers, with the two-year model providing a faster train-to-hire for companies that are confident in their internal talent development infrastructure, and a longer runway to work with CareerWise for those companies newer to internal early-career training.
CareerWise works with the school districts to create the framework for an applied-learning environment that meets district standards, recruit students, ensure apprentice work and school schedules are optimized, and acts as an intermediary to ensure a streamlined experience.
And, CareerWise works with industry to create career competencies so apprentices can be certain that the skills they’re developing are in-demand and set them up for future success. Because youth apprenticeship is a new concept in the United States, CareerWise also works with employers to train supervisors and mentors, as well as with the apprentices themselves to prepare them for success in a professional work environment.