Intro to Pre-App Program

The Central Ohio Pre-apprenticeship Hub is developing and supporting pre-apprenticeship programs within businesses, schools, and adult education programs throughout Central Ohio. A pre-apprenticeship is entry level training which provides a direct pathway into a registered apprenticeship program. Pre-apprenticeships introduce a person to an industry or specific career role and develop essential work-related skills.

Additional benefits of a registered pre-apprenticeship include:

  • Career exploration
  • Work experience¬†and work history
  • Develop on-the-job and industry-specific skills
  • Secure an employer¬†for a registered apprenticeship
  • Receive credit for completed study towards a full apprenticeship
  • Approved Curriculum
  • Simulated Experience
  • Facilitated Entry
  • Increased Diversity
  • Supportive Services
  • Sustainable Partnerships

The strategic plan for the Central Ohio Pre-Apprenticeship Hub is to create apprenticeship pathways for in-demand careers across industry sectors specifically in Information Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Transportation, Supply Chain, and Construction.

We are always looking to expand programming to additional schools and businesses in the community and increase the industries offered. If you are interested in learning more about pre-apprenticeship please complete this Interest Application.

***Funding Application

Current Pre-Apprenticeships: 13 schools and 22 programs

Pre-Apprenticeship Sponsor
Academy of Urban Scholars
Buckeye Valley High School
Canal Winchester High School
Columbus City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Pre-Apprentice Program
Construction, Information Technology
Engineering, Information Technology
Automotive, HVAC



Case Studies:

Advancing Opportunities for Women through Apprenticeship

The Advancing Opportunities for Women through Apprenticeship case-based resource guide provides a framework for meaningful expansion of apprenticeship programs for women. The guide includes case studies on four high-quality, women-inclusive pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in a range of industry sectors.

The case studies were developed through on-site visits to the program locations; interviews with program staff, partners, and current and former participants; and a review of program materials and data. They provide information and insights related to partnership development, program design, and outcomes that outline how pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs can help women access family-sustaining jobs and quality career pathways. The guide identifies common strategies across the four programs to help others learn how to create programs that successfully open pathways to in-demand jobs for women through apprenticeships.

Learning and Work Institute Case Studies