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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.

Penn College Apprenticeships

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Who can enroll in pre-apprenticeship programs?

High School Students

Who can enroll in pre-apprenticeship programs?

Job Seekers

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Transitioning Military Personnel

Who can enroll in pre-apprenticeship programs?

Women interested in Technical Careers

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Pre-apprenticeship Programs

Penn College Workforce Development currently offers the following pre-apprenticeship programs:

Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship

The Penn College Advanced Manufacturing Pre-apprenticeship (AMP) Program is designed to increase knowledge of manufacturing concepts and skills, and to expand the number of prospective employees choosing manufacturing-related career pathways.

Emergency Medical Technician Pre-Apprenticeship

The EMT Pre-Apprenticeship program will prepare participants to become industry-ready personnel for career and volunteer EMS agencies, as well as the opportunity to work in the hospital for some health systems. The program incorporates a flipped-model EMT program, the American Heart Association Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) program, and the NAEMT & American College of Surgeons' Prehospital Trauma Life Support Program (hybrid).

This program is valued at $2,500.00 and is currently eligible for 100% grant funding.