By Pat Burke, Program Manager of K-12 Education Programs
In recognition of #CTEMonth, we thought it only appropriate to highlight CareerWise Colorado, one of the site visit options donors will have a chance to see this April at the K-12 National Forum in Denver.
Through CareerWise, high school students receive rigorous training while receiving hands-on work experience. More than 100 companies across Denver hire apprentices to address long-term talent retention challenges by grooming current apprentice supervisors for leadership roles. Over the course of the three-year apprenticeship, students earn an industry certification, cultivate a professional network, and secure the opportunity to earn debt-free college credit.
CareerWise offers apprenticeships in five career pathways: advanced manufacturing, information technology, financial services, business operations, and healthcare.
At the K-12 National Forum, attendees will have the option of visiting Intertech Plastics, founded by Noel Ginsburg who currently serves as CareerWise Colorado’s CEO, where apprentices can choose between traditional roles like accounting or technical roles that design, procure, and construct new technology.
Click the video below to receive a program overview with testimonials from actual apprentices.