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Pre-Apprenticeship Programming

students parents apprenticeship icon updatedA Pre-Apprenticeship is designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in an Apprenticeship program. These programs promote a diverse and skilled workforce and prepare participants to meet the basic qualifications for entry into an apprenticeship through:

     –  An approved training curriculum based on industry standards,

     –  Educational and pre-vocational services,

     –  Hands-on training in a simulated lab experience or through volunteer opportunities, and

     –  Assistance in applying to Apprenticeship programs.

An Apprenticeship is an employer-driven, “learn-while-you-earn” model that combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of national skills standards. The model also involves progressive increases in an apprentice’s skills and wages. An apprentice must be 18-years-old and is able to work and attend training/school on a full-time basis. 

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Contact your school’s career coordinator for help.

Check-out the Trades Resources Guide so you can start planning today!

You can kickstart your success in applying for an apprenticeship while still in high school through several District 207 courses and programs.  

D207 Pre Apprenticeship Program Process


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Check-out the Trades Resources Guide so you can start planning today!

When people think of skilled trades, there are a few that immediately spring to mind. The reality is that there are more than 300 designated trades. Generally, these trades fall within four main categories:

Construction | includes electricians, carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters, welders, heavy equipment operators and painters, among others  

Transportation | automotive service technicians and painters, heavy duty equipment technicians, drone operators, motorcycle and airplane mechanics, and more

Manufacturing | computer numerically controlled operators, tool & die makers, industrial mechanics (millwrights), precision metal fabricators, among others

Service | hairstylists, cosmetologists, culinary careers, marketing and sales, and more 

Increasingly, the traditional trades are evolving into technologically advanced jobs and careers. There is a requirement in these fields to combine mental ability such as advanced math and computer programming with manual skills.