Registered Youth Apprenticeships - for Parents and Students

For Parents and Students

  • Apprenticeships are a great way for students to get on-the-job training as they put their classroom knowledge and skills to work for a business. Some apprenticeships even offer college credit or the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certification.
  • Apprenticeships can help improve student engagement. Students must finish high school before they can finish their apprenticeship, so there is an added incentive for kids to stay in school.
  • Apprenticeships may be reflected in a school district’s graduate follow-up report. All students in an apprenticeship program can be reported as employed.
  • Students not only gain employable skills in an apprenticeship, they can also earn a decent wage to help pay for books, college tuition and clothing, or to start a savings account.
  • School districts/career centers/postsecondary institutions can own these programs as intermediaries and do not have to be associated with a union to operate.
  • Apprenticeships can be a rewarding – and challenging – beginning to a successful career. Gaining industry experience is a vital step in getting a first job. Students are able to gain experience along with greater confidence by becoming an industry apprentice.