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Youth Pre-Apprenticeship



Not sure what career path you want to take?  Prefer "hands-on learning" instead of bookwork?  Then the AmSkills Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Program may be for you.  The AmSkills Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Program is designed for Juniors & Seniors in High School (or Home School, or working on GED) to help them determine which career is the best fit for them. AmSkills training centers are designed to replicate real-world environment including time clock tracking, hands-on skills training and job preparation. Upon successful completion, Apprentice Candidates may be provided opportunities for paid Semi-Skilled or Skilled Apprenticeship jobs.

Information for Parents

Considering the possibilities for your son or daughter? Consider AmSkills pre-apprenticeship program for High School juniors and seniors. An excellent opportunity for students interested in engineering, manufacturing, and machinery careers. Students receive hands-on training in a real manufacturing production environment with highly-skilled industry leaders and instructors.

Benefits of the program

  • Excellent career and salary outlook
  •  Well-rounded education in partnership with local high schools and manufacturers
  •  Training with certified, highly-skilled manufacturing professionals
  •  Superior college-prep for students interested in engineering

What types of skills will my student learn?

The curriculum consists of a variety of mechanical and technical disciplines with, as well as hands-on instruction in real-world production environments. Classes include instruction in drilling, hydraulics, milling, safety awareness, manufacturing processes, mechatronics, blueprint reading, workplace life skills and more. Not only does the pre-apprentice program provide valuable training in manufacturing skills, but also in life and career preparation, including teamwork, mechanical aptitude, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills.

Programs of Study

Juniors participate in general studies before selecting a career path their senior year. The available tracks include:

  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • CNC Machinist