We’re celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021! This year’s theme is “Build the Future” – a theme that we, at Tree Trust, embody in our work and mission. We are constantly pursuing our vision of a thriving workforce living on a healthy planet through our Career Pathways employment training programming. Supporting young people – the future experts and leaders in the green industry and other skilled trades – is essential to growing and strengthening our workforce and society.
At Tree Trust, one of our core focus areas is equipping people to achieve family-supporting, skilled trade, green careers to create economic opportunity and equity. To do this, we offer various opportunities to help promising young people develop skills for meaningful employment. Today, in honor of National Apprenticeship Week, we are excited to highlight our pre-apprenticeship employment training programs – Tree Trust YouthBuild and Branches – and our Registered Arborist Apprenticeship.
Pre-Apprenticeship Employment Training
Pre-apprenticeship is an industry-based employment training initiative that prepares entry-level workers for careers in the skilled workforce or registered apprenticeship careers. This successful, hands-on training model offers a way for young individuals to avoid school debt, gain employability skills, and enter the workforce quickly. An alternative to traditional, expensive training through school programs, pre-apprenticeship opens pathways for eligible participants to enter in-demand, skilled careers that pay living wages and have great benefits. Through educational skill building, pre-apprenticeship students receive technical instruction from experts, master trade skills based on industry standards, and earn nationally-recognized credentials for their field.
Tree Trust YouthBuild and Branches are high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs that build a pathway to sustainable employability for our participants. Our program participants belong to a supportive team during their pre-apprenticeship employment training. Tree Trust staff provides valuable mentoring and resume-building experiences, connections to apprenticeship opportunities and potential employers, and assistance with post-training career placements. A unique feature of Tree Trust’s pre-apprenticeship programs is that students not only develop valuable job skills in construction, landscaping, and tree care, but also make our community a greener, heathier place to live in the process.
Would you like to develop essential employability skills while helping your community through home construction, tree care and landscaping? Find out how to join our pre-apprenticeship employment training programs on our website!
In Their Own Words
Discover what these students have to say about the Tree Trust YouthBuild program.