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Prepare For a Career - Not Just a Job

No matter what your interests are, apprenticeships are an alternate education path to finding a career while allowing students to “earn while they learn” with little or no educational debt. 

A registered apprenticeship program is a federal program that is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Apprenticeship in which a person is trained in a particular craft, trade or skill. Many apprenticeship programs are one to five years, depending on the trade and a minimum of 144 hours of related instruction per year.

Employers play an active role in shaping the quality of their future workforce by registering their business an apprenticeship program by contacting the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.  

An apprenticeship consists of two components:


  1. The apprentice must work full-time, receiving 2,000 work hours per year for each year of the program 

  2. Complete a minimum of 144 hours of related instruction for each year of the program.


If a student is a registered apprenticeship and completes both apprenticeship components, then they will receive a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion from the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. 

What Apprenticeship Related Instruction Courses are offered at HCVSD?

The Adult & Continuing Education apprenticeship courses satisfy the related instruction component of an approved U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship program.  Courses are theory-structured and divided into four years with each year consisting of two semesters.  Courses are a hybrid model, meaning one “in person” class, and one “virtual/on-line” assignment per week. After successful completion of related instruction courses, students receive a HCVSD certification of completion.

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Youth Apprenticeships

Your future, your choice, GET PAID while gaining relevant work experience.  Youth Apprenticeships are unique opportunities for juniors and seniors to start preparing for their career path while still in high school.  They combine school-based learning with real on-the-job training with an employer. Students will earn a paycheck while exploring an exciting career and gaining valuable hands-on skills.

Polytech High School Youth Apprenticeships include, but not limited to; culinary, automotive and veterinary assistant. 


Benefits of Youth Apprenticeships

  • Create a link between high school and post-secondary options

  • Gain marketable industry skills


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