EXPERIENCE NWMO REGIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
A Program of the Saint Joseph School District
Apprenticeship is an effective way to gain the necessary training to enter the workforce making a livable wage with ample opportunity for advancement. Registered youth apprenticeship combines related technical instruction (coursework at Hillyard Technical Center) and on the job training (scheduled with the partnering employer) to give students the opportunity to gain the technical
and employability skills necessary to be successful post-graduation.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Technical Instruction. On the Job Training. Earn While You Learn.
• Sophomore Year- Make sure graduation requirements are being met and express interest to your home school counselor. Tour and apply to Hillyard Technical Center.
• Junior Year- Apply to the NWMO Regional Apprenticeship Program. Research partnering companies and career paths offered. Participate in the interview process. If selected, complete OSHA training and unpaid job shadowing requirements.
• Senior Year- The summer after junior year, begin work as a paid employee. Continue to work 20+ hours during your senior year to finish all apprenticeship requirements and receive DOL apprenticeship certificate.
• Ensure that the student receives all workplace readiness information (child labor laws, harassment, workplace ethics), and an orientation to the worksite (safety instruction, rules of attendance, work behavior, appropriate dress).
• Provide a variety of experiences for the student/worker to help them accomplish the goals set forth in the DOL work process Appendix A.
• Consult with Apprenticeship Coordinator when problems arise so that all problem-solving can occur on behalf of the student apprentice.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS
Apprenticeships are employer-driven which means that the employer ultimately decides who to hire and who to let go. Employers are investing in your students when they hire them with their own business’ assets. This is an opportunity for your student to grow in their ability to gain responsibility in the workplace. The goal of the Saint Joseph School District is educating each child for success. This program values community partnership as a means to provide students with personal and professional growth opportunities.
• Apprentices need to show up early and be ready to begin work at the designated start time established by the employer.
• Apprentices need to work productively and ask questions as needed.
• The employability skills that apprentices are assessed on are- communication, enthusiasm/attitude, leadership, teamwork, networking, problem solving and professionalism.
• Conform to the rules and regulations of the school and employer.
• Be responsible for their own transportation to the site.
• Maintain attendance of 95% or better.
• Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better throughout the apprenticeship.
• Demonstrate effective communication with all involved.