Career Exploration – Apprenticeship Programs

Career Exploration Activities for Students and Recent Graduates

  • Career Exploration is discovering and learning more about occupations you are attracted to.
  • Career Exploration is researching careers, jobs, college majors, and graduate programs.
  • Career Exploration is taking assessments to learn about your interests, personality and aptitudes.
  • Career Exploration is identifying your values, what is important to you about the work you want to do.
  • Career Exploration is determining the skills and education you need to begin your career.
  • Career Exploration is experiencing Student Career Programs Jobs, Internships, and Apprenticeships.
  • Career Exploration is building your self-confidence by making a plan and taking action.

Apprenticeship Programs



An apprenticeship is a proven approach for preparing workers for jobs while meeting the needs of business for a high skills workforce. It is an employer-driven, “learn-while-you-earn” model that combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of national skills standards (aka registered apprenticeship program).  The model also involves progressive increases in an apprentice’s wages.

While it is used in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, an apprenticeship is also instrumental for training and development in growing industries, such as health care, information technology, transportation, agriculture, and energy.