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Jr. Apprentice is a teen apprenticeship program dedicated to developing Hartford’s future workforce by exposing teens to a vocation of interest and career mentorship.  The program:

  • Promotes engaged, career-ready teens: as an apprentice, a teen develops skills in a career path they find meaningful and financially stable.
  • Builds relationships: we’ve all heard the phrase, “it’s all about who you know”. Apprenticeships encourage a mentoring relationship between teens and working adults. These relationships also expand a teen’s network of adult role models and advisors.
  • Fosters connections between local professionals and future workforce - Apprenticeships close the gap between school and career. They allow current employers to develop the local workforce and attract high-caliber youth to their field.
  • For vulnerable youth, career education, work experience and a social network can be a pathway out of poverty.

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