Youth Apprenticeship Programs
Y.E.S. Youth Apprenticeships (youth apprenticeship ages: 16 +) are work-based learning experiences that includes a range of activities that expose youth to entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers and support participation on-the-job experiences. These experiences include vocational exploration, career assessments, industry site visits, job shadowing, internships (paid and unpaid), entrepreneurial ventures, and/or paid employment (full or part time). Whatever the specialized apprenticeship, Y.E.S. staff will work with participating youth to review the lessons learned in the youth scheduled apprenticeship activities to help the youth make the connection between what is being learned in the Y.E.S. Youth Apprenticeship program and what is expected in the world of work.
Y.E.S. Youth Apprenticeships are coordinated and scheduled apprenticeships for a certain period of time (3, 6 months and/or annually) via a contract agreement between Y.E.S. and the approved community business/organizational entity.