The Youth Apprenticeship Program is designed to assist students entering a career path leading to a highly skilled occupation. The program links secondary and post secondary education, business, and industry to provide a seamless career path through school-based and work-based learning. Students complete and individualized program of study that relates classroom study to work site experience through an on-the-job training apprenticeship. Students are supervised by a skilled mentor. Upon completion of students 2000 hours of apprenticeship and a post secondary degree or certificate, students are awarded a “Certificate of Completion” from the Georgia Department of Education.
How does Youth Apprenticeship work?
Students who have a clear career focus in an apprentice area apply for the program at the end of their sophomore year in high school. Eligible students must:
- Be on track for graduation
- Have good attendance
- Have family support for entry into the program
- Have transportation to and from the work site
- Be at least 16 years old
Over the duration of the apprenticeship, the students will:
- Complete 2000 apprenticeship hours
- Complete all requirements for the high school diploma, including a demanding career-related course of study
- After high school graduation or through dual enrollment, a student must complete a post secondary program of study in order to fulfill the requirements of an apprenticeship and receive a Certificate of Completion
How does Youth Apprenticeship benefit students?
Through the Youth Apprenticeship Program, students are able to:
Earn wages while learning from skilled professionals
Increase career options and future employability
Strengthen academic skills
Experience the relevance of education in real life work
Earn post secondary credit while in high school
Build seniority and relationship in the workplace
How does Youth Apprenticeship benefit employers?
Through Youth Apprenticeship, employers are able to:
Improve the skill levels of potential employees
Develop standards for the educational curriculum to meet their needs
Recruit and screen potential employees
Reduce turnover of entry level employees through the hiring of Youth Apprenticeship graduates
Reduce the cost of hiring and training at highly technical workforce
For more information about Youth Apprenticeship, contact our office at (912) 395-6765.
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