Apprenticeship combines paid training at work along with career-connected classroom instruction. CareerWise modern youth apprenticeships are specifically for high-school students. Students apply for apprenticeships with local employers as rising juniors or seniors and train for high-growth, high-wage careers alongside seasoned professionals in fields such as tech, financial services, and business operations, among many other in-demand industries.
A CareerWise modern youth apprenticeship creates a path to a high-growth, high-wage knowledge-economy career. Students can earn up to $40,000 during the course of an apprenticeship, and they’ll have valuable job experience and a nationally recognized industry credential signaling to employers they’re ready to work. Many employers commit to paying for career-connected college courses, and every apprentice will have a better perspective on how additional education can serve their career goals.
Modern, knowledge-economy careers have traditionally been filled with four-year college graduates. But many of those positions are using a degree as a proxy for skills. By shifting to skills-based hiring, employers in fields such as technology, marketing or other business operations can access a new, diverse talent pipeline through youth apprenticeship.
CareerWise apprenticeships are typically between two and three years long. Because apprenticeship is designed to be career training that fully prepares apprentices to step into a full-time position, it’s a rigorous program that ensures proficiency for the benefit of both the employer and the apprentice. During the multi-year program, apprentices spend part of the time at school completing their high-school degree (while graduating on time!), part of the time at work training alongside professionals, as well as some career-connected higher education.