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Why Apprenticeship – Parents

Watch Your Teen Prepare for Success with an Apprenticeship

Will they be ready for adulthood? 

It’s one of the many questions that high school parents ask themselves. What does my child need to do after graduation in order to have a career that not only pays the bills, but also offers stability, fulfillment, and an opportunity to grow and advance?  

Does my student need a four-year degree, or maybe a military career? Many students are finding another pathway to career success through apprenticeship, a model that has been successful throughout both the United States and Europe for centuries. More than 30 companies right here in Guilford County are offering apprenticeships to high school juniors and seniors through Guilford Apprenticeship Partners. 

Apprenticeship Offers Career and College with No Debt

With an apprenticeship your student will:

  • Get paid to learn real-world skills
  • Earn a college degree with no debt 
  • Become ready for career advancement
  • Gain experience in an advanced field of their choice

Early Career Start Equals 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 a jump start on learning career skills and earning 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 work with seasoned mentors, and the program is designed to help them learn:

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

Put Them on the Path to a Promising Career

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of fields, from information technology and logistics, to aviation mechanics  and advanced manufacturing.

Discover how your student can apply today.