Youth Apprenticeship Week

Appteon is so pleased to partner with Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor organizations and employers
that prioritize Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Check out these interviews with some of our
partners below discussing their Apprenticeship journeys and the ways Registered Apprenticeship has
helped build their businesses and support their workers!

Appteon celebrated the 1st Youth Apprenticeship Week, May 5-11, 2024, by showcasing programs and apprentice stories that highlight the benefits and value of Registered Apprenticeship program opportunities for youth, ages 16-24.

Firstly, Appteon showcased Valley Career & Technical Center (VCTC), a Youth Apprenticeship sponsor and a top Career and Technical Education Center in the Shenandoah Valley. VCTC provides students an opportunity to participate in Youth Apprenticeship programs (YAP). These programs serve youth, ages 16–24, and combine technical classroom instruction with paid work experience with local employers.

Also, we showcased stories about two electrician youth apprentices, Garrett and Carson, from VCTC as well. They demonstrated the training they received in their Electrician Apprenticeship with classroom instruction from VCTC and on-the-job training with local employers in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Youth Apprenticeship provides hands-on exposure to great careers and provides employers with early opportunities to build their own talent pipeline. Email us at Apprenticeship@appteon.com to share about how Youth and Registered Apprenticeship has positively impacted your life!

To learn more about Youth Apprenticeship visit: https://www.apprenticeship.gov/educators/youth-apprenticeship

Quiana Gainey’s Journey

Here is Quiana Gainey’s entrepreneurship journey from Air Force veteran to launching her IT/Cyber
business (SecureTech360), founding a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to diversity and inclusion in tech, and
creating a high school youth cybersecurity apprenticeship (MySecureKid) to further implement her
personal mission to educate and empower. To learn more about Quiana or purchase the book, visit:
https://qgspeaks.com/

NPower

NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and
young adults from underserved communities. Here is an interview with Sereyna Wallace and Nina Yu
discussing how NPower honors Black History every day.

Creating Coding Careers

Registered apprenticeship is not only for large businesses but can work very well for small businesses
and even startup tech companies. Check out an interview with Mike Roberts, founder and CEO of
Creating Coding Careers, as he describes his success as a small business and sponsor of Registered
Apprenticeship