CareerWise: Colorado youth apprenticeship inspired by Swiss VET

Joellen Kralik 1/31/2018
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CareerWise: Colorado Youth Apprenticeship Inspired by Swiss VET 

Drawing its inspiration from the Swiss VET system, CareerWise launched a modern youth apprenticeship system in Colorado. This webinar will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of why and how CareerWise came to be within the Colorado policy context.  

In 2016, NCSL’s groundbreaking report No Time to Lose:  How to Build a World Class Education System State-by-State found that top performing countries have a set of four elements in common, including:

  • Children come to school ready to learn and extra support is given to struggling students.
  • A world-class teaching profession that provides highly effective teachers to all students.
  • A highly effective and intellectually rigorous system of career-technical education (CTE).
  • Individual reforms that are connected and aligned as parts of a clearly planned and carefully designed comprehensive systems.

This webinar is the second in a three-part series diving into element No. 3: CTE.


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  • Joellen Kralik, policy specialst, NCSL Education Program 


  • Gretchen Morgan, president, CareerWise

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