Find your path with a Pinnacol Apprenticeship

Find your path with a Pinnacol Apprenticeship

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Aiding the growth of young professionals and our evolving organization

Since launching in 2017, we have sought to maximize the return on investment for both our graduates and our organization by growing our apprentices’ professional experience while creating a pipeline of young trained talent.

A recognized leader in modern youth apprenticeship

The talent we’ve helped mold and forge the careers of is top-tier — but don’t just take our word for it. Pinnacol’s Apprenticeship Program has earned recognition across the state and the country.

We are proud to help pioneer the CareerWise Colorado apprenticeship model, shaping the future of Colorado workers.

Our organization looks forward to many more years of successful collaboration with our partners.

Award-winning Colorado apprenticeship program

Our program has been recognized with numerous awards, reflecting the hard work and dedication of our employees, partners and apprentices.
  • 2019 Large Business Excellence Award from CareerWise Colorado.
  • 2019 Denver Public Schools Outstanding Partner in Work-Based Learning.
  • 2019 Colorado Celebration of Excellence in Apprenticeship Outstanding Employer (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment).
  • 2018 Colorado Celebration of Excellence in Apprenticeship Outstanding Employer (CDLE).
  • 2018 Denver Public Schools Partner of the Year: Apprenticeship Programming.

Media coverage of the program

Our program has been recognized and featured in various media outlets, reflecting the hard work, dedication and success of our employees, partners and apprentices.

Recognition from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Signing Day 2017

Colorado recognizes the immense benefits offered by
providing young people an opportunity to learn a trade while finishing their education is an immense feat valued by the communities benefiting from the trained talent.

In June 2017, Colorado recognized the efforts and contributions of Pinnacol and CareerWise Colorado’s inaugural apprentice class by gathering for Signing Day, when apprentices from around the state proudly committed as apprentices with their future employers.

During the annual celebration, Gov. John Hickenlooper and business leaders from across the state honored our first apprentice cohort.

Watch former Colorado Gov. and current Senator Hickenlooper deliver his comments on the launch of CareerWise Colorado's youth apprenticeship system

Get in touch with us for more information about our apprenticeship program.

Are you a member of the press interested in learning more about why we started our apprenticeship program, how it has evolved and what our goals are for the future?

Please direct media inquiries to Liz Johnson at liz.johnson@pinnacol.com or by phone at 303.361.4816.