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December 10 CareerWise Colorado Student Profile Opens!

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December 10 CareerWise Colorado Student Profile Opens!

Sophomores and Juniors, get a jump start in the apprenticeship hiring process by creating your Profile and starting your job research on December 10.  On January 29, you will be able to apply for the jobs you targeted on the CareerWise Colorado Marketplace. 

CareerWise created a statewide youth apprenticeship model that coordinates the existing systems of industry and education that creates real, tangible benefit for both the employer and the apprentice. The net result is a workforce with the skills Colorado’s industry needs, and students have illuminated pathways to higher education and career.

 Today, the burden of educating the newest members of Colorado's workforce falls directly on our schools. But businesses are having difficulty finding employees with the appropriate competencies to effectively fill skilled positions. Modern youth-apprenticeships address the problem by changing the paradigm and helping businesses become producers of young talent rather than simply relying on an already overwhelmed education system.

 The goal is ambitious: We seek to create over 20,000 apprenticeships in high-demand, high-pay occupations across multiple business sectors by 2027. Current pathways include Advanced Manufacturing, Business Operations, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology.

 CareerWise Colorado apprenticeships are a 3-year opportunity available to current sophomore (10th grade) students. Students engage in paid work and college-level classwork, leading to industry certification in high-need career fields. For more information about CareerWise, please contact Mrs. Rimmey in the Future Center at vrimmey@westminsterpublicschools.org, or visit their website at http://www.careerwisecolorado.org/.