District 214 offers a variety of youth apprenticeship programs, including registered apprenticeships, which meet standards defined by the United States Department of Labor and youth apprenticeships.
Youth Apprenticeships are employer-driven, “learn while you earn” models that combine structured paid on-the-job training (OJT) with job-related instruction in curricula may lead to the attainment of industry-recognized skills standards and leading to an industry credential. Instruction and technical training related to the apprenticeship is provided by the high school, technical schools or community colleges; on-the-job training occurs at a worksite. The goal is to provide students with advanced skill sets that meet specific employer needs. Oftentimes, employers hire students who have been through their apprenticeship program full time upon graduation and cover additional training and certification expenses.
In partnership with local employers, apprenticeships are currently offered in the fields of:
- Athletic Training Assistant
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Construction and Trades
- Graphic Arts
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
- Information Technology (Cybersecurity, IT Generalist and Help Desk)
- Pharmacy Technician
- Professional Cook
- Veterinary Technician Assistant
Students who are interested in participating in an apprenticeship must be committed to the program and work together with their counselor to ensure all required coursework fits into the students’ four year academic plan. Important to note is that all apprenticeships require that specific coursework be completed prior to the apprenticeship application (completed during the student’s freshman and sophomore years of high school).
To learn more about participating in an apprenticeship, contact your counselor.
Multimedia apprentice Maeve Molina
Manufacturing apprentice Oscar Gonzalez
Construction apprentice Mike Baumeister
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