Our Pathways Academy of Technology & Design students and Bulkeley High School students came together for an afternoon of low ropes challenges at Winding Trails, Inc.! We worked together to get through a spider’s web, traverse platforms using only wood boards and swing across a “lava pit” to get to the safety of wooden platforms. It was a great way to spend our Saturday!
Our 2016-2017 Jr. Apprentice cohort has been selected. We met so many amazing and talented high school students at both Bulkeley High School and Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. The selected students represent a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. Our student blog has returned where you can learn more about our students, and our career-readiness curriculum. Congratulations to the newest Jr. Apprentices!
Over the past few days, Jr. Apprentice staff have been going to site visits to the different workplaces hosting our students apprentices. We’ve had a great time learning more about our new sites, talking about their progress and goals for the rest of the program, and seeing the students and their mentors “in action.”
The day students were simultaneously anxiously awaiting and fearing finally happened..it was Interview Day! On January 14 and January 15, each of our apprentices interviewed for three apprenticeship positions based on their interests and career aspirations. Sighs of relief and eyes filled with pride followed as their matches were announced. Day 1 on the job is up next!
On Tuesday, December 15th, industry leaders and community partners from Hartford facilitated ‘mock interviews’ for our Jr. Apprentices. These interviews allow our students to put into practice all of the skills learned during the career-readiness class, and prepare for their upcoming Apprenticeship interviews in January.
On October 29, 2015, Jr. Apprentice supporters came together to celebrate our recently selected students, their families, and our professional-mentors. Attendees were welcomed by Principal Greene and Director, Eliana Cardeno; and had an opportunity to hear about why students applied to the program, and to our guest speaker and entrepreneur, Bill Kenney.
Here’s to a great and exciting year ahead!
We are so honored to be featured on Comcast channels in Connecticut. Thanks to our supporter Comcast for airing this 30 second spot. Check out the Jr. Apprentice commercial!
On June 11, Jr. Apprentice held its first Supporters’ Social at The Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, CT. The evening celebrated our students’ achievements and leadership transition. Attendees were treated to a selection of wines and desserts by our event sponsors – NoRA Cupcakes, Wine Cellars 4, and Tyra Peluso Bakery.