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The Importance of joining our mission and investing in our industry's future

Supporting a pre-apprenticeship program for high school students can bring about numerous benefits for students, the industry, your business and the boarder community. the broader community.

  • Early Career Exploration: Pre-apprenticeship programs give high school students the opportunity to explore potential career paths before committing to higher education or full-time work. This can help them make more informed decisions about their future and avoid entering fields that might not align with their interests or strengths.

  • Skill Development: These programs offer students the chance to gain practical, hands-on skills that are relevant to specific industries. Learning tangible skills early on can enhance their employability and set them on a path to becoming skilled professionals in their chosen field.


  • Smooth Transition to Apprenticeships: Pre-apprenticeship programs can act as a stepping stone to full apprenticeships. Students who complete these programs are better prepared for the rigors of an apprenticeship, which can lead to higher completion rates and more successful careers.


  • Addressing the Skills Gap: Our industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers. By providing pre-apprenticeship programs, educators can help bridge the skills gap by preparing students to enter these industries as competent and capable workers.


  • Reducing Youth Unemployment: Pre-apprenticeship programs help students build a strong foundation for employment, making them more competitive in the job market. This can reduce youth unemployment rates and contribute to a more economically stable community.

  • Diverse Career Pathways: Pre-apprenticeship programs expose students to a variety of career options, including those that don't require a traditional four-year college degree. This promotes a more inclusive view of success and helps students pursue paths that align with their interests and strengths.

  • Industry Partnerships: These programs often involve collaboration with local businesses and industries. This creates a direct connection between education and the needs of the job market, ensuring that students are learning skills that are relevant and in demand.


  • Increased Graduation Rates: Students who are engaged and see the practical relevance of their education are more likely to stay in school and graduate. Pre-apprenticeship programs can increase overall graduation rates and reduce dropout rates.


  • Hands-On Learning: Not all students thrive in traditional classroom settings. Pre-apprenticeship programs offer hands-on learning experiences that cater to different learning styles, making education more engaging and effective for a wider range of students.


  • Long-Term Economic Benefits: A well-trained and skilled workforce benefits the economy as a whole. Workers with relevant skills are more likely to earn higher wages, contribute to economic growth, and reduce the need for public assistance programs.

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