CareerWise Eagle County

Student Apprentice Information

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For the Interested Student

Introduction to CareerWise Apprenticeships

What is modern youth apprenticeship? It’s a 2-year, hands-on learning experience where you step out of the classroom to get trained and paid for doing meaningful work for a company— all while finishing high school on time. An apprenticeship prepares you for a high demand career and paves the way to college while providing a fantastic perspective on how it can help you reach your professional and educational goals.

Apprenticeships offer:

  • Preparation for college – After completing an apprenticeship you will have more targeted career goals and perspective on how higher education can help you achieve them.
  • Careers in high-demand industries – Apprenticeship pathways prepare you for in-demand jobs in professions such as healthcare and information technology, and the experience and certifications you earn along the way will set you apart from other job seekers.
  • Opportunity for anyone – No matter your post-graduation plans, an apprenticeship can help you get where you want to go — faster.

What you will earn:

  • College Credit – Earn debt-free, career relevant higher ed credits to help you reach your goals.
  • Hourly wage – Get paid to gain experience: on average $16-20 per hour.
  • Industry certificate – Earn a credential, such as certified Associate in Project Management— lets employers know you’re ready to work.
  • Real-world Experience – Gain meaningful work experience and explore your passions while building a professional network.

Leave with choices

  • Start your career after high school. Post-apprenticeship salaries are projected to start at $40,000+ with high-growth potential.
  • Continue your higher education. Going to college after your apprenticeship advances yours education while also lending more perspective on your career options.
  • You can do both. Some employers may even help pay your college tuition if you remain with them after your apprenticeship.

For Parents of Apprentices

We are excited to have your child in CareerWise in Eagle County. Watch the video below to get important information as a parent of an apprentice. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Christy Beidel at

For Current Apprentices

Thank you for choosing to be a part of CareerWise in Eagle County. This program is not a success without our businesses and you, the apprentice. Because we anticipate the modern youth apprenticeship will evolve over time, your feedback and our support to you as a student are important to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Christy Beidel at