Jr. Apprentice

Developing the Future Workforce through Work Experience


Hartford Professionals lead mock interviews to help Apprentices experience the “real deal”

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.

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Jr. Apprentice kicks off the 2015-2016 year!

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!

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Jr. Apprentice hosts first Supporters’ Social

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.

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Congrats to our 2015 Jr. Apprentices!

On May 19, the Jr. Apprentice program of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education celebrated its second graduating class. The Bulkeley High School Jr. Apprentices were honored in a ceremony attended by their business mentors, families and teachers.


Jr. Apprentice students open bank accounts as part of Financial Fitness Challenge

One of our goals at Jr. Apprentice is for students to become “financially fit”. With their first paycheck comes education on how to manage, budget and invest their earnings as well as empower them to make responsible financial decisions. On January 14, we kicked off our personal finance unit with partners at Santander Bank. Students and their families learned about the benefits of banking, and opened their first student checking/saving accounts.