Pre-Apprenticeship program at Krafty Academy!

Welcome to the Pre-Apprenticeship program at Krafty Academy! Are you looking to gain practical skills, hands-on experience, and a solid foundation for your future career? Our pre-apprenticeship program is designed to provide you with valuable industry-specific training and prepare you for success in your chosen field.

Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, our program ensures that you have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in your industry. Whether you're interested in construction, information technology, digital marketing, agriculture, or any other field, our pre-apprenticeship program offers a comprehensive learning experience.

During the program, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals who are experts in their respective fields. They will share their knowledge, insights, and real-life experiences to give you a holistic understanding of the industry and its requirements. You will gain practical skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace, setting you apart from other candidates and increasing your employability.

Our pre-apprenticeship program also includes valuable networking opportunities. You will have the chance to connect with employers, industry leaders, and potential mentors who can help guide you on your career path. Building these relationships can open doors to exciting apprenticeship and employment opportunities, setting you on a trajectory for long-term success.

At Krafty Academy, we understand that each industry has its unique demands and requirements. That's why our pre-apprenticeship program is tailored to meet the specific needs of each industry. We work closely with industry partners and experts to develop curriculum and training that align with current industry standards and practices. You can be confident that the skills you acquire are up-to-date and relevant to the field you wish to pursue.

Upon completion of the pre-apprenticeship program, you will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to enter the workforce with confidence. Whether you decide to pursue our registered apprenticeship, further education, or immediate employment, our program will provide you with a solid foundation for success.

The pre-apprenticeship program will give you hands-on experience in all aspects of construction. During your time in the program you will:

Gain exposure to different trades like carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding and more

Learn essential job skills like tool use, material handling, measurement, and blueprint reading

Work on both residential and commercial construction projects

Earn industry-recognized certifications like NCCER, OSHA 10 and first aid/CPR

Receive guidance from experienced craftspeople and foremen

Upon completion, you will have the skills, experience, and recommendations needed to apply for Nehemiah's Economic Development Association registered apprenticeship or find an entry-level job in the field.

Benefits of the Program

No cost to participants - we cover all expenses like tools, and PPE

Competitive hourly wage earned during hands-on learning

Guidance from experienced mentors to help launch your career

Opportunity to earn college credits

Training in in-demand skills that lead to high-paying careers

Krafty Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Requirements:

  • Ages 16-24

  • High school dropouts or graduate

  • Foster care teenager aging out of foster care

  • Having experienced short or long-term suspension from public or private school or involved in criminal or civil court

  • Live in low-income housing