Is Apprenticeship Right For My Private or Charter School Student?

As a parent, you know your teen best. You want them to have a unique learning experience that prepares them to become a next-generation leader — that’s why you chose a high school education that was tailored to meet their learning goals. Apprenticeship can serve as an extension of that experience and offers a distinctive path to finding professional and personal success. What kind of opportunities can it offer your private or charter school student? 

A College Degree with No Debt

With an apprenticeship your student will:

  • Earn a college degree with no debt 
  • Get paid to learn valuable skills
  • Become ready for career advancement
  • Gain experience in an advanced field of interest

Jumpstart Financial Stability

High school students are able to start the 4-year apprenticeship program the summer after their junior or senior year. Apprenticeships let students get real experience as they learn career skills and earn money. Students will: 

  • Finish high school classes while also starting college classes at no cost
  • Earn pay while learning on the job and during time attending college classes 
  • Learn skills that are in high demand and that will prepare them for career advancement

Discover more about how apprenticeship works. 

Personal and Professional Skills for Life

As a parent, you realize navigating adulthood isn’t just about knowledge, but it also includes personal skills. During an apprenticeship, students benefit from one-on-one mentorship with an experienced professional from a trending industry. The program is designed to help them learn:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership

What High School Parents are Saying About Apprenticeship

“Nathan has always been fascinated with technology and enjoyed involvement with hands-on activities.  CAP has given him the opportunity to combine his educational goals and an apprenticeship in his chosen career field.  He is able to use what he is learning in the classroom and apply it to what he is doing on the job site.  Working with the manufacturing machines gives him the hands-on involvement that he has always enjoyed.  As his parents, we have tried to instill in him the advantage of pursuing a career path that would enable him to love his chosen field of work.  In addition to having his classes and books paid for, as well as other work-related expenses, he is already investing in a 401K at the age of 18.”

Debra Huffines

mother of Nathan Huffines, a student at Alamance Community College and a 2020 Cohort Apprentice with GKN

Where will apprenticeship take your teen?

Watch this video and find out how other students are finding success with apprenticeship in Alamance County.

Apprenticeship is Just the Beginning to a Great Career

Download our Apprenticeship Brochure and talk with your teen about their career goals. Explore apprenticeship opportunities in a wide range of fields, from information technology and logistics, to robotics and advanced manufacturing.

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