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Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship Program Student Information

Project Hire-Ed

 

The Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship program is open to all ages and backgrounds. If you are interested in learning new skills and getting on a career path, we encourage you to apply.

Apprentice Benefits:

  • Apprentice is employed, earns income while attending College of DuPage
  • Apprentice receives benefits of full-time employment
  • Apprentice receives wage increases as skills increase or set milestones are reached
  • Employer pays for the full cost of the student’s program courses, labs and fees
  • Apprentice begins a career and earns college credits
  • Apprentice graduates with no college debt

Who can apply for this program?

  • Current Students
  • Career changers
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed
  • Under-employed
  • Recent high school or GED graduates
  • Current high school students (Students may be eligible to begin Foundational Skills courses while in high school)

How does the program work?

  • Student is employed, earns an income while attending College of DuPage
  • Student receives benefits of full-time employment
  • Student begins on-the-job training, gains hands-on experience and builds workplace skills
  • Wages increase as skills increase or set milestones are reached
  • Employer pays for the full cost of the student’s program courses, labs and fees (once student is accepted into the program)
  • Student begins a career and earns college credit
  • Student graduates with no college debt

List of current program tracks:

  • Manufacturing Machining
  • Manufacturing CNC
  • HVACR Service
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Electro-Mechanical/Mechatronics
  • Welding

Learn more about the Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship program process