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Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at one of Year Up’s corporate partners. Students take coursework eligible for college credit, earn an educational stipend, and are supported by staff advisors, professional mentors, dedicated social services staff, and a powerful network of community-based partners. For more information visit: Year Up Website
NPower’s Tech Fundamentals program prepares students to begin careers in the field of information technology by offering free tech training, mentoring from business leaders, paid internships, career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications, job placement services and access to a robust alumni network. For more information visit: NPower Tech Fundamentals
Apprenticeship is a nationally recognized credential from the US DOL earned by individuals who first entered a structured technical training program consisting of classroom instruction and a paid internship. Then the individual is hired by an Apprenticeship partner employer providing on-the-job training and additional online training. To find a certified apprenticeship program, please visit Career One Stop Apprencticeships
- Paycheck from day one, guaranteed to increase over time as you learn new skills
- Hands-on career training in a wide selection of programs, such as health care, construction, information technology and geospatial careers.
- An education and the potential to earn college credit, even as associate or bachelor’s degree, in many cases paid for by your employer.
- A career once you complete your apprenticeship, you will be on your way to a successful long-term career with a competitive salary, and little or no educational debt.
- National industry certification upon graduation from a career training program and can take that certification anywhere in the United States.
- Partners including many of the nation’s most recognizable companies, such as CVS Pharmacy and UPS, have apprenticeship programs.
Certified apprenticeship programs are available in:
Advanced Manufacturing; Construction; Energy; Healthcare; Hospitality; Information Technology (IT); Telecommunications; Transportation
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