Developing in-demand skills and competencies for students
Recent high-school graduates in Colorado are struggling to find meaningful work and direction with their higher education. At the same time, local business look to other states for skilled employees for high-pay, in-demand positions. CareerWise realizes that the job of preparing a highly-skilled workforce cannot lie solely on educators. By facilitating a relationship between schools and businesses and offering assistance on curriculum development, we’re helping educators bridge the gap between education and workforce demands.
CareerWise apprenticeships create an applied-learning environment for students who thrive when tackling real-world problems. Apprentices are onsite with their employer 16-24 hours per week, so close coordination on schedule flexibility and graduation requirements is a major focus early in the program. Our team works closely with districts, schools and counselors to ensure a smooth process for students, educators and businesses.
CareerWise believes that strong career advising and exploration are critical foundations for decisions about youth apprenticeship and other high-quality career and college opportunities. The resources below are some of our favorites. We’ll continue to add to the list as we discover more.