Create more opportunity for more students and businesses
Leverage Existing Systems, Technologies and Learnings
Continuous Learning from a National Network of Implementors
CareerWise was founded in 2016 to address both the skilled worker shortage in Colorado and the unrealistic expectation that our nation’s schools must prepare students for today’s in-demand jobs without the involvement of industry. Youth apprenticeship is strengthening Colorado’s economy by cultivating a stronger, more skilled workforce, and exponentially expanding the choices available to the state’s young people—our future workforce. Today there are
hundreds of productive CareerWise apprentices in the workplace, contributing to the bottom line of their employers and creating more opportunity for more young people as they chart new paths to career success.
It took a sizable staff, significant financial investment and a number of years to create the system in Colorado. But based on CareerWise’s tools, technologies and procedures we’ve established in the pilot program, new communities can launch a program for a fraction of the cost in a matter of months.
Workforce and education leaders from 28 states plus Washington D.C. have traveled to Denver to visit CareerWise to learn more about our model. As a result, Here to Here in New York City and Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) in Elkhart County, Ind. launched CareerWise modern youth-apprenticeship programs in the spring and summer of 2019 leveraging CareerWise’s technology, training infrastructure and unique institutional knowledge.