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- Increase job training opportunities
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School administrators discuss the benefits from apprenticeship programs
“The Keystone College Apprenticeship Program offers students hands-on learning while also working on dual-enrollment credit and certification. The students expressed that they loved the classroom experiences. Students enter the workforce in early childhood and use credits toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. I think any student can benefit from this. “
Director of Special Education at Lackawanna Trail School District
Director, Oppenheim Family Children’s Center at Keystone College
“During their time at the Oppenheim Family Children’s Center at Keystone College, students will achieve skills that will help them gain employment in an early childhood program. We enjoy seeing students gain confidence in working with preschoolers. Pre-apprentices are very helpful in the classroom, and the children love working with individuals who assist their teacher. Pre-apprentices are able to build relationships with the younger children. The experiences and skills that the pre-apprentices have gained are motivators for continuing to pursue a degree in early childhood education.”
Karla Carlucci, Ed.D.
Principal, Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC)
“Keystone College’s Early Childhood Apprentice programs allows our students to see the direct connections between what they are learning in high school to what they are learning in college. Students commented regularly how their classes helped lay the foundation for their college pathway. Many of our students are first-generation college students in their families, so having the opportunity to enroll in a college level course allows the students to see firsthand just how successful they can be in a college program. Keystone College provides all of the necessary supports to ensure the students are successful.”