Career and Technical Education

Giving High School Graduates a Choice

At Bloomberg Philanthropies we believe that every high school graduate should have the choice to pursue higher education or secure a job that offers a family-sustaining income. Currently, there are a growing number of jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree in industries like IT, advanced manufacturing, financial services and healthcare.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is piloting innovative apprenticeship programs around the United States to help students obtain credentials or certifications and work experience during high school in order to secure these jobs after graduation. These models are backed by strong local leadership and support from across sectors and industries, leading the way for others to adopt proven strategies.

Learn more from our partners:

  1. CareerWise Colorado
  2. YouthForce NOLA
  3. Delaware Pathways