We help DC-area employers find and hire youth apprentices to grow their talent pipelines.
CareerWise supports its employer partners in the following areas to drive successful youth apprenticeships
RECRUITING AND HR SUPPORT
Maintain application tracking system & provide businesses with a one-stop shop for apprentice recruiting.
Work with local education agencies (LEAs) to ensure a wide range of career-ready students are preparing for, applying to, and entering apprenticeships.
Provide consulting support on HR policies & tools, including onboarding, payroll, risk management, and more.
Facilitate businesses’ efforts to build internal career progressions that support student learning and the objectives of the business.
Tie business pathway development to broader competency and training objectives.
SUPPORT OFF-SITE TRAINING
Facilitate development of workplace readiness skills training among student apprentices.
Utilize community resources to provide pathway-specific training, which enhances apprentice productivity and supports ongoing learning.
Consult on longistical questions regarding transportation, scheduling, program structure, etc.
TRAINING PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Provide guidance, training, and tools to supervisors, mentors, HR directors, and CEOs.
Work with industry associations or affiliated business partners to define competencies, assessment, and training learning plans for each occupational pathway.
Identify competencies to be taught in the workplace. Provide coaches and supervisors with training suggestions and progress monitoring tools.
Align training with relevant industry certifications and coordinate 3rd party assessments to ensure apprentices receive nationally-recognized credentials.
INTERFACE WITH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Work with local education agencies (LEAs) to ensure that curriculum in middle and high school prepares students for apprenticeships, including helping students develop cross-sector professional competencies, providing students with adequate career exploration opportunities.
Broker agreements with higher education institutions so students can earn college credit during and after apprenticeships, enabling graduates to start college upon successful completion.