Modern Youth Apprenticeship

chart a path to college & career


A modern youth apprenticeship through CareerWise Colorado creates opportunity through career-connected learning that augments traditional high school classroom time with meaningful workplace experience.

The three-year opportunity delivers apprentices either to college, with a mature perspective on how higher education will help achieve career goals, or directly to the industry of their choice - equipped with the skills to step into a great-paying position with high-growth potential.


Modern Youth Programs

The Apprentice Experience

Learn about how high school students from all over Colorado are taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to them by modern youth apprenticeship. Some see it as a stepping stone to college and a résumé advantage over their peers once they have their degree. Others see it as a way to get the experience necessary to step right into a promising career in a 21st century field, immediately after high school.


Growing Interest

It's the right time for a modern youth apprenticeship

There’s a growing interest in apprenticeship in America. Businesses are struggling to find workers for their most in-demand jobs, the economy is bracing for the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, student debt is exploding and the K-12 education system is searching for new methods to best prepare students for the economic shifts awaiting the next generation.


KMGH - Channel 7

"New Apprenticeship Program Prepares Students for College and Career"


Education Week

"Can Apprenticeships Pave the Way to a Better Economy of the Future?


5280 Magazine

"Colorado is launching a first-in-the-country apprenticeship program that’s designed to let students earn it all. The best part? It’s free."


The Hechinger Report

"Modern Apprenticeships Offer a Path to College - and Career"


Work-Based Learning


Find out more about work-based learning and our existing programs.

Work-Based Learning


Check out the full list of work-based learning resources and programs.

Work-Based Learning


Work-based learning is a continuum of activities that occur, in part or in whole, in the workplace.