The Penn College Pre-apprenticeship model provides an overview of the foundational technical knowledge and skills in an industry sector. The pre-apprenticeship is intended for individuals who are exploring a career path prior to entering employment or training.
Each Penn College Pre-apprenticeship
- focuses on an industry sector with high demand for a skilled workforce,
- aligns with an industry credential,
- reinforces classroom learning with hands-on skill development,
- groups pre-apprentices in a consortia creating a supportive learning experience, and
- engages employers who offer potential employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
Each Penn College Pre-apprenticeship is registered with the PA Department of Labor and Industry and is aligned with a Penn College registered apprenticeship program.
Who can enroll in pre-apprenticeship programs?
High School Students
Transitioning Military Personnel
Women interested in Technical Careers
Penn College Workforce Development currently offers the following pre-apprenticeship programs:
2019 Pre-Apprenticeship Summit (November 19, 2019)
Recently Penn College hosted a Pre-Apprenticeship Summit for educators.
What participants said...
"I found 'Pre-apprenticeship 101' was appropriate to build base knowledge and inform educators of the pathway to achieving the incorporation of a pre-apprenticeship program."
"I think it’s a great program for high school students."
"I learned more about the pre-apprenticeship programs – who they benefit, who can participate and how to start one."
Pre-Apprenticeship Summit Resources
- Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeships
- Pre-Apprenticeship is Career Ready
- Pre-Apprenticeship in the High School
- Industry Engagement with Pre-Apprenticeship
- Pre-Apprenticeship Programs across Pennsylvania