Apprentices balance taking high school classes with working.
Apprentices may be finishing high school or attending college while working.
Most apprentices are enrolled in college classes while working.
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.
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.
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.
Work 20+ hours per week
Complete program credentials
Continue postsecondary courses.
Advance career path training and experience.
Prepare for full-time hire.
CareerWise Colorado partners with many schools. Districts participating in our apprenticeship program include: