• Promising Practices for High School Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular topics of conversation when considering postsecondary student readiness. Hear about findings from a yearlong sabbatical study of various sites across the country, including the Colorado apprenticeship program. Learn about best practices for mitigating liabilities and promoting student-apprentices’ educational and workplace outcomes. Hear recommendations for addressing concerns such as 504 accommodations, vetting workplace supervisors, assessment and accountability measures, reciprocity with industry partners, establishment of memorandums of understanding and student placements, feedback loops, and students’ career and employability preparation prior to applying for apprenticeships. Download the accompanying handouts.

    Learning objectives:

    After viewing this webinar you should be able to:

  • Articulate the components of a U. S. Bureau of Labor apprenticeship
  • Identify three–five liabilities or concerns related to high school apprenticeship programs
  • Describe two recommendations to mitigate each of the identified liabilities or concerns
  • Apply recommendations to a case study of a student-apprentice


Jennifer Curry, Ph.D., is a professor of counselor education at Louisiana State University, where she specializes in career and college readiness. She has served as an elementary, middle and high school counselor. She’s served as guest editor of Professional School Counseling journal, a journal reviewer, a delegate of ASCA’s Delegate Assembly, president of the Louisiana School Counselor Association and is currently a Professional School Counseling associate editor.

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