Youth Apprenticeships
Gain real world experience and earn while you learn.
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Take a step above.

OCtech Youth Apprenticeships are flexible training programs that cultivate well-educated, highly skilled workers able to meet the demands of a competitive global economy.

Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn through paid on-the-job training under the direction of an industry mentor. OCtech Youth Apprenticeships are open to current Early College Students and OCtech students aged 18-24.

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Requirements for Youth Apprenticeships

  • Enrolled at OCtech (age 18-24) or in an Early College Program
  • Rising junior, senior or graduating senior at least 16 years of age by the start-of-work date
  • Hired by one of the participating employers
  • Be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Successfully complete the OCtech classes connected with your apprenticeship
  • Have qualifying test scores
  • Be on track for graduation
  • Have good attendance
  • Exhibit acceptable behavior
  • Reliable transportation to school and work
  • Depending on career pathway, the program may last two years
  • Be willing to forgo extracurricular activities that would interfere with the apprenticeship