CareerWise New York

With the commitment of the HERE to HERE Business Council and the partnership of CareerWise Colorado, HERE to HERE launched CareerWise New York (CWNY), a youth apprenticeship system based in New York City. CareerWise New York adapts the Swiss youth apprenticeship system, widely regarded as the gold standard in apprenticeship, to provide new and needed pathways for students that lead to well-paying, in-demand, entry-level jobs.

How it Works

CWNY connects the complex systems of education and industry. Leveraging HERE to HERE’s existing high school and employer networks, CWNY creates a three-year applied-learning environment for students, focused on growing NYC industries, such as IT, financial services, and business operations. For employers, CWNY offers businesses a hands-on role in developing work-ready talent and a talent-acquisition strategy to innovate and grow their business.


CareerWise New York How it works

By the end of the apprenticeship businesses gain:

  • Positive ROI based on the value of apprentices’ productivity

  • Reduced turnover costs and increased employee retention rates

  • A talent pipeline of skilled and loyal workers for hard-to-fill positions

  • Industry-driven and flexible training solutions

While students gain:

  • A high school degree

  • 24-30 debt-free postsecondary credits

  • Industry-recognized credentials
  • Earnings over the three-year period for hours worked

  • Professional networks and industry-recognized work experience

  • The option to work in the industry; continue to work and pursue their degree, potentially financed by their employer; or attend college full-time

Our Team

  • Barbara Chang

    Executive Vice President, Employer Partnerships, CareerWise New York

  • Noel Parish

    Vice President, K-12 Partnerships, CareerWise New York

  • Melinda Chang

    Vice President, Employer Partnerships, CareerWise New York

  • Keenan

    Keenan Coppin-Thom

    Project Manager, CareerWise New York

  • Tiffany Haines

    Tiffany Haines

    Administrative Assistant, CareerWise New York

  • Greg Mateo

    Project Director, CareerWise New York

  • Tasnia Rahman


  • Callie Thuma

    Project Director, CareerWise New York

  • Joiselle Cunningham

    Senior Advisor

  • Melissa Palomo

    Project Manager, CareerWise New York


CareerWise New York
@CareerWiseNY 5 days
As work becomes increasingly digital and remote, we are partnering with @unqork to equip small and medium-sized businesses with digital resiliency and our apprentices with the digital skills they will need in the emerging economy. Learn more below!
CareerWise New York
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CareerWise New York
@CareerWiseNY 3 weeks
We’re so grateful to our employer partners for collaborating with us to make meaningful connections with and for our young people! Here are some of our apprentices expressing their gratitude for receiving pay during this transition! This is what making a difference looks like!
CareerWise New York
@CareerWiseNY 3 weeks
We are excited that through our close partnerships and relationship with @NYCSchools, we have been able to transition all apprentices to begin remote work starting today until the end of the academic year.