CareerWise New York

With the commitment of the HERE to HERE Business Council, a multi-industry coalition of business leaders, we are launching CareerWise New York (CWNY). Powered and incubated by HERE to HERE, CareerWise New York is an example of our current work to align stakeholders, demonstrate what works, and tackle roadblocks to expanding work-based learning. In partnership with CareerWise Colorado, HERE to HERE is adapting the Swiss youth apprenticeship system, which is widely regarded as the gold standard in apprenticeship.

CareerWise New York provides new and needed robust pathways for students that lead to well-paying, in-demand, entry-level jobs. It braids traditional learning with workplace learning, and demands committed engagement between young people and employers to ensure work-ready students positioned for success, and qualified, diverse talent that allow businesses to thrive.

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

 
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Mutually beneficial mode for both

apprentices and businesses

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 to meet your business’s needs


And students gain:

  • A high school degree

  • 24-30 post-secondary credits

  • Earnings over the three-year period for hours worked

  • Professional networks and industry recognized work experience

  • Option to

1) Continue to work in the industry;

2) Continue to work and pursue their degree, potentially financed by their employer; or

3) Attend college full-time

Interested in learning more about youth apprenticeship?

Visit CareerWise New York

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