We bring extensive research to help you understand your options at different entry points starting in middle school, high school, and recent high school or college graduates.
Middle School Options
- Attend high school vocational technical career fairs to learn about the programs in various industries
- Apply for placement in a vocational technical high school program
High School Options
- Public high schools offer industry-specific programs as part of the vocational technical curriculum. Some allow you to enter during your sophomore year if space exists.
- Many of the vocational technical high school programs have articulation agreements with colleges to earn college credit for good performance in the high school vocational programs.
- Some of the vocational technical high school programs have articulation agreements with union apprenticeships that guarantee an interview or up to one year of credit towards their apprenticeship.
- If you are not in a vocational high school program you can take electives in any class associated with the industry you are interested in.
High School Graduates
- Pre-Apprenticeship Program
- Paid Apprenticeship Programs
- Apprenticeship + Certification or Associate Degree Program
- Higher Education Options
- Technical School
- Community College
- State or Private College/University