Youth Apprentice Hired in Mechanical Field Before Graduation

High school student learns hands-on before turning 18.

Young man stands behind outdoor sign at his place of employmentCarter was interested in the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Program because it gave him the opportunity to train hands-on in the mechanical field prior to turning 18. He was hired as an apprentice at BCP Transportation where he repairs trucks and trailers and helps throughout the body shop.

“YA is a good program that helps. You build a strong foundation in your career choice. You get a lot of experience and are able to earn money while going to school.”

Along with building new trade skills, Carter is learning to accept criticism so he can grow professionally.

Carter plans to continue working at BCP Transportation after graduation and wants to develop his skills while earning certificates in other areas.

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