Denver metro area sophomores and juniors in participating school districts encouraged to apply
Denver — March 4, 2021 — Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurance provider, is seeking applications for their award-winning work-based apprenticeship program. The program is one of the most established and robust youth apprenticeships in the CareerWise Colorado system. Pinnacol’s recruiting period ends in April, and interviews are being scheduled today.
Work-based apprenticeships are different from internships or traditional trade-based apprenticeships. Students attend high school part time and work at Pinnacol part time, all while earning a good wage, perks and benefits. They hone their professional skills and are exposed to different work experiences by working for multiple teams and assisting with projects aligned with their career goals.
Pinnacol apprentices will gain real-world job experience through shadowing, project work, professional development and skill-building. They can receive college credit from CSU Global, and all apprentices will acquire at least one industry certification. Apprentices are also supported by dedicated program staff as well as supervisors, coaches and mentors. Pinnacol has hired nearly 10 full-time employees from their apprenticeship programs including auditors, software developers, junior enterprise content managers, customer experience representatives and underwriting account managers.
Pinnacol’s Apprenticeship Program has earned recognition across the state and the country, and has been recognized with numerous awards for creating value for our graduates and our organization by growing our apprentices’ professional experience while creating a pipeline of young trained talent.
Apprenticeship Program Manager Mark Tapy said, “We are proud to help pioneer work-based apprenticeships for youth in Colorado and to create a new pathway to meaningful employment for Colorado. We can’t wait to welcome our new cohort of apprentices to our organization this summer.”