Pre-Apprenticeship Program

What are Pre-Apprenticeship Programs?

Pre-Apprenticeship services and programs are designed to prepare students to enter and succeed in registered Apprenticeship programs

In other words: they are paid, college-credited internships that give High School students in their senior year the opportunity to explore and learn about exciting career paths. The execution of the Pre-Apprenticeship is twofold:

1) Dual Enrollment (College in the classroom) and certification

Through dual enrollment agreements, students will be trained skills that are relevant for the manufacturing industry as well as prepare them to pass the MT1 certification (Manufacturing Technician Level 1 from the MSI Institute). The certification is on the one hand recognized in the industry nationwide and on the other hand bound with 6 college credits from CCAC that can later on be transferred (e.g. into the Apprenticeship Program).

2) Paid internship at a company

When senior students decide to participate in our Pre-Apprenticeship program they get paired with a company, where they will be job shadowing at state-of-the-art facilities and get familiar with careers in technical or manufacturing fields. The paid internship will be integrated into the student's school schedule and will make the preparations for the MT1 certification more relevant and hands-on. 

Participating Companies and High Schools