Education that Works for the 21st-Century Economy

Industry-Led and Student-Centered Youth Apprenticeship

Education that Works for the 21st-Century Economy

Industry-Led and Student-Centered Youth Apprenticeship

Creating Opportunity, Creating Talent Pipelines

Creating Meaningful Change through Apprenticeship

Creating Opportunity, Creating Talent Pipelines

Creating Meaningful Change through Apprenticeship

In a World Full of Choices, Choose Your Own Education

Youth Apprenticeship Creates Paths to Career and College

In a World Full of Choices, Choose Your Own Education

Youth Apprenticeship Creates Paths to Career and College

Youth apprenticeship is more than an internship. Students are hired by employers into modern occupations like IT and financial services (and more!), and during the multi-year program apprentices are trained alongside seasoned professionals doing meaningful, valuable work.

In the end, apprentices are ready to step into full-time roles in in-demand, high-growth positions – creating options for students and a new, diverse talent pipeline for employers.

Career Direction
In-Demand Jobs
Following the Trends
Meaningful Work
Student Resources
Business Benefits
Empowering Educators

A targeted path to success

Apprenticeship helps shape ideas about career while building transferable skills. Apprentices complete the program having gained meaningful work experience, an industry certification, debt-free college credit and an established professional network. And, they have options: convert the apprenticeship into a high-demand position in their industry, or continue their higher education…or both!

Creating a skilled workforce

In times of low unemployment many jobs go unfilled because employers cannot find people with the right skillset because too often, students graduate from high school and college without the advanced-skills needed to be successful in today’s 21st-century workforce.

An innovative approach to an existing model

In Switzerland, more than 70 percent of students take an apprenticeship in fields such as financial services, healthcare and information technology. CareerWise is adapting that model to implement modern youth apprenticeships in the United States.

A different look at learning

CareerWise offers a multi-year apprenticeship designed by businesses and offered in partnership with schools, taking students out of the classroom and putting them in the workplace in meaningful, paid positions for 16 – 24 hours a week while earning high-school and college credit.

Empowering your future

Stepping into the professional world doesn’t need to be intimidating. CareerWise ensures students are ready for a meaningful apprenticeship experience through a variety of pre-hire and soft-skill resources and trainings.

Business-led & student-centered

Industry helped develop the competencies to which apprentices are trained, and are in complete control of the competitive hiring process. The CareerWise model provides positive ROI on apprentice production and can help develop staff through low-risk management opportunities.

Creating an empowering education partnership

The innovative approach provides an environment for learners to apply their classroom studies to a real-world environment with stakes. Apprenticeship has been shown to contribute to positive outcomes for schools by increasing student engagement and attendance, graduation rates and credential and college-credit attainment.

Together, we are connecting education and industry.

"I think it's one of the more valuable things I'll ever do in my educational career. I've learned more in the past five months than I have in the past three years"

Apprentice, EKS&H

What is Modern Youth Apprenticeship?