An apprenticeship is a career pathway that gives you paid work experience, classroom instruction, and credentials that qualify you for jobs in a specific field. You will be paid to work a job in your chosen field but receive supervision and instruction until you are skilled enough or credentialed enough to work independently. This is a great choice for students that are looking to earn a salary right away and are interested in a specific trade such as cosmetology, construction, landscaping, healthcare, and more. Find more career choices and which ones offer apprenticeships here.
Apprenticeships are a great choice for students who are looking to earn a salary right away and are interested in a specific trade such as cosmetology, construction, landscaping, or healthcare.
One resource for finding high-quality apprenticeships is Colorado.gov's Apprenticeship Info Page. Here you will find 400+ registered apprenticeship programs that are verified by the State of Colorado.
When looking at apprenticeship programs it is important to consider:
The time it will take to complete the apprenticeship,
Location of the work and instruction,
The cost of supplies and tuition,
The delivery method of instruction, some courses are offered online, while others require time in a classroom,
If there is an option for receiving college credit.