CareerWise NY (CWNY) is a youth apprenticeship system based in New York City that offers a three-year applied-learning environment for high school students and an innovative talent-acquisition strategy for businesses. Apprentices earn debt-free college credit and industry experience through work in fields such as IT, financial services, and business operations with employers like Accenture, Amazon, Mastercard, Bank of America, and Bloomberg.
We funded CWNY’s partnership with Year Up and Genesys Works to leverage their existing curricula and customize it to respond to feedback received from employers. CWNY held a bootcamp that trained apprentices to work in large corporate setting. The curricula covered topics like communication, time management and customer service.