This program is open to seniors, but preparation starts during the junior year. The School-to-Apprenticeship program helps students enter an occupation requiring a high level of skill. Business and education are linked with a formal apprenticeship program approved by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship, which sets demanding occupational and academic standards.

Students in the School-to-Apprenticeship program can complete up to one year of apprenticeship credit during their senior year. Students learn competencies necessary for entry-level employment in their career area. Examples are CNC Technology, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology, Carpentry, Ag and Power Technology, Electrical Trades, Welding, Environmental Occupations, Electronics, and Digital and Design Technologies.

Students are expected to continue their apprenticeship employment and required classroom courses after graduation in order to earn journeyperson’s certification in their career area. A minimum of one hundred forty-four related classroom hours per year and two thousand hours per year of on-the-job training are required to continue eligibility in the program.


Program Prerequisites for Four Consecutive Quarters:

  • Maintain 95% attendance since enrolling in Upper Valley Career Center program
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and pass all classes during the junior year
  • Be on-track for graduation
  • Have parent/guardian support to participate in the STA program
  • Demonstrate good citizenship characteristics
  • Follow regulations, demonstrate self-discipline
  • Receive teacher support/references
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Be interviewed and accepted by an apprenticeship sponsor

In the State of Ohio:

15,030 graduated from registered apprenticeship programs in the past 5 years
An additional 27,902 were registered
600 million dollars were earned by apprentices each year in Ohio
43 million dollars in training costs were paid by apprenticeship employers and sponsors each year
Source: Ohio State Apprenticeship Council

More Resources:

Click here to for Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Apprenticeship Information

Click here to check out the United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Website