Skip to main content
NYC Public Schools

Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship

Build your talent pipeline through committed and prepared youth apprentices.

Connect to this service


Through the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) program, employers have the opportunity to connect with highly trained apprentices for their business.

CRMYA is a two- to three-year apprenticeship program preceded by in-depth career readiness coursework for students. CRMYA is a partnership between NYC Public Schools, CareerWise New York, Big Picture Learning, and the New York Jobs CEO Council.

What incentives are there for my company to hire through this service?

Hosting and training apprentices is an investment in your company’s future that can result in less turnover and fewer wasted training costs. You are also contributing to New York State’s long-term growth. Companies regularly identify recruiting skilled job candidates as a major challenge, but New York’s youth remains massively underemployed.

How soon can this service connect me to talent?

Apprentices apply for employment in the spring and begin their employment in October or February of each year. Employers and apprentices make a two- to three-year commitment when hiring.

What skills and credentials will talent have?

Prior to applying to an apprenticeship opportunity, students participate in:

  • Two to three semesters of career exploration and development courses
  • A pre-apprenticeship training program after being selected for an apprenticeship

All apprenticeship positions are intended to be registered with NYS Department of Labor under a specific occupational title. Apprentices spend two to three years completing work in that title and also receive training and instruction to develop related competencies. Apprentices earn a Certificate of Completion upon program completion.

What occupations does this service train for?

CRMYA students can work in the following occupations.


  • Sales Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator
  • HR Associate
  • Graphic Designer
  • Business Ops Associate


  • Staff Accountant
  • Claims Rep


  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Database Administrator
  • Junior Coder
  • IT Support Technician


  • Radiology Technician
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

How can this service meet my company's needs?

CRMYA can benefit employers who are interested in the following:

  • Hiring for 2-20 apprentices
  • Hiring part-time
  • Partnering to build a talent pipeline
  • Training an apprentice cohort

Is my company eligible for this service?

CRMYA has primarily worked with business, finance, healthcare, and IT employers but is amenable to expanding to additional industries if the occupational titles and training align.

How do I connect to hire?

If interested, reach out to Tony Gaston of CareerWise New York at [email protected].

Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship is provided by NYC Public Schools.

Similar services