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Apprenticeship Is an Opportunity Multiplier

Where can apprenticeship take you?

Figuring out exactly what you’re going to do when you finish school can be overwhelming. But, through a CareerWise apprenticeship, you’ll see how the decisions you make about education and career today can put you on multiple paths to success.

A CareerWise apprenticeship represent opportunity for any student—whether you’re on your way to college, directly to a career, both, or simply aren’t sure, apprenticeship can help pave the way to a successful future.

Your apprenticeship is designed to earn college credits that can be applied to a variety of degrees and qualify you for a middle-income job immediately following completion. So, after apprenticeship, you’ll be equipped with practical skills and a jump-start on college that will prepare you for whatever is next on your road to success.



Get Paid to Gain Meaningful Real-World 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.


Earn Debt-Free College Credit

Not only will you graduate high school on time, you’ll also have the opportunity to finish your apprenticeship with up to a year’s worth of debt-free college credit.


Earn Industry Certifications

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).


Build a Professional Network

“It’s all about who you know!” You’ll create a professional network that will serve you well throughout your career and work with experienced mentors who can help you decide the best path for your future.


A Closer Look

Here's How it Works

Students apply with the hiring companies on the apprenticeship marketplace starting Dec. 1, 2018 through Mar. 1, 2019 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 in their field, some will become full-time college students, and some will do both.