Career Launch programs are the most intensive type of career connected learning. They are designed to position young adults to enter promising careers. These programs combine meaningful, high-quality on-the-job experience with aligned classroom learning. This integrated experience allows students to emerge as competitive job candidates who have a valuable credential beyond a high school diploma. This includes registered apprenticeships and Career Launch programs in the K-12, CTC, and 4-year systems.
We aim to ensure that 60% of young adults beginning in the class of 2030 will participate in a Career Launch program.
- Registered apprenticeships
- CTC programs with required (paid) work-based learning
- CTE that meets credential and (paid) work-based learning requirements
- 4-year program with required (paid) work-based learning
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Spotlight on Success: Program Examples
SEH America- Clark College
“Salveta is one of five students enrolled in Manufacturing Career Launch, a pilot career-training program between SEH America and Clark College. Key players in the program hope it will serve as a blueprint for future apprenticeships in the region’s growing advanced manufacturing sector.
“That’s critical to the region, which right now faces a massive workforce shortage in the high-tech field, according to the Southwest Washington STEM Network. An estimated 81 percent of new jobs in these high growth fields will require a post-secondary certification, credential or degree, yet only a third of area students who start high school each fall are expected to earn one.” Read more in The Columbian.
Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee
Connecting young people with high-wage careers and the education and training opportunities to get those jobs. Watch more.
Through a partnership with business and schools, local high school graduates are embarking on a career path to high-tech jobs. Watch more here: SEH A Manufacturing Career Launch Pilot 2018
Apprenti combines paid on-the-job training and education for placement in a high-skill occupation. We worked with the tech industry to identify mid-tier jobs ready to be filled by highly competent people — regardless of educational background. With seven occupations filed nationally, tech apprenticeship is now available in every state. Read more here.
If you are a business or educator with an effective program we could include as a “Spotlight on Success,” email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.