Find your path with a Pinnacol Apprenticeship

Find your path with a Pinnacol Apprenticeship


Three-year apprenticeship program at a glance

Year 1

Apprentices balance taking high school classes with working.

Year 2

Apprentices may be finishing high school or attending college while working.

Year 3

Most apprentices are enrolled in college classes while working.

Typical weekly apprentice schedule:

Participants in their first year attend classes in the morning and work afternoons (Monday-Thursday) or work full days (Tuesdays and Thursdays) if they need flexibility.

Participants in their second and third years typically work full days (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) or afternoons (Monday-Thursday), with additional shift considerations related to college schedules.

Program timeline and expectations

Year 1

Work 16 hours per week

Develop professional skills.

Train in and develop career-ready industry and customer service competencies.

Shadow Pinnacol employees.

Undergo on-the-job training and “dispersed” work placements.

Year 2

Work 16 - 24 hour weeks

Graduate high school.

Enroll in college courses.

Identify a career pathway specialization based on interests and strengths.

Gain career pathway-specific training and experience.

Year 3

Work 20+ hours per week

Complete program credentials

Continue postsecondary courses.

Advance career path training and experience.

Prepare for full-time hire.

Participating high schools

CareerWise Colorado partners with many schools. Districts participating in our apprenticeship program include:

Aurora Public Schools  •  Cherry Creek Schools  •  Denver Public Schools  •  Douglas County Schools  •  Julesburg School District (online)
Is your high school interested in participating in the apprenticeship program? Contact Pinnacol or CareerWise Colorado to discuss your options.

Where to apply

Apply through the CareerWise Colorado Hiring Hub. Submit your application today, or reach out to our team at