We track and predict apprenticeship programs so you can pick your favorites, plan your career transition, and put your best foot forward.
"When you get through it, you'll not only come out with a new career, and it's maybe more engaging and rewarding day to day work, but you'll also come out with more confidence, knowledge that if you can do this. You can do anything."
"The program is awesome because we not only got to work together as a group, but then we were paired with a mentor. They were very intentional with giving me feedback on how I was doing, and I had a performance review every month. Their intention was that we don't want to surprise you at the end and we want to give you consistent feedback."
"Knowing my creative process from all my years in dance, knowing how not to psych myself out, is huge for me as I'm writing code."
An apprenticeship is a 6 month (or more!) paid training program aimed at developing specialized, in-demand skills. Apprenticeships are guided and supported by an advanced expert (or several!) in the work. You remember the Medieval blacksmiths? That's right, apprenticeships have been proven for 500+ years.
Apprenticeships are built for people who want to earn and learn, because it's often not possible to forgo full time income and take on student debt. Apprenticeships offer real-world practice, which can be more engaging and fulfilling if you're someone who thrives seeing the impact of what you do - like working with your hands and moving on your feet. Career transitioners, low income and middle class families, return-to-work parents, veterans, caregivers, people with disabilities or health concerns, currently and formerly incarcerated folks, sabbatical takers, self-taught learners, and so many more amazing people benefit from apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships don't assume you are attending or recently graduated from an academic institution, and thus tend to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Apprenticeships always offer the possibility of conversion to full time employment at the end of the program. Internships, on the other hand, serve college students and assume you'll return to school afterwards.
Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity to address many deep, complex, and crucial issues head on, such as the student loan crisis, high college dropout rates, high workforce dropout rates among moms, transitional opportunities for veterans and formerly incarcerated folks, plummeting rates of employer sponsored training, and corporate diversity and inclusion - all at once.