CareerWise Greater Buffalo is a Modern Youth Apprenticeship program connecting Buffalo students to career paths!
CareerWise Greater Buffalo (CWGB), an initiative of Say Yes Buffalo, is helping to bring to fruition SYB’s vision for a more equitable and thriving Western New York economy through an exciting Modern Youth Apprenticeship (MYA) Program. During the 3-year pilot program, eligible seniors from participating Buffalo Public Schools have the life changing opportunity to earn a family supporting wage, learning alongside seasoned professionals while also receiving related classroom instruction from our postsecondary education partners. At the completion of the multi-year program, apprentices earn a certificate, and they are ready to step into full time roles in in-demand, high growth positions in Advanced Manufacturing, Business Operations, and Information Technology- creating options for students and a new, diverse talent pipeline for employers.
"If everyone had the opportunity to take part in an apprenticeship program, we would be in a much better position relating to equity and social mobility for youth. The CareerWise apprenticeship program is aiming to break barriers and ensure our BIPOC youth have equitable access to career growth and social mobility."