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Success Stories

Want to see your success story here? Submit a short personal essay or video about your experience to [email protected].

"As an apprentice going through the program myself, I would like to take this time to thank the CAREERS: The Next Generation program coordinators, the participating companies and our community. Without everyone’s continued support and encouragement, the program and its apprentices would not be the success it is today."

- Kaylea Frye,  Electrician Apprentice
(Co-Op Apprenticeship Program)
read her full speech here


Jessica is a Registered Apprenticeship Program student. She's on track to a great career as a millwright. Visit www.nextgen.org to find out how you can finish school and start your career in trades at the same time.


Amy Price, former Health Services Youth Initiative Intern through CAREERS: The Next Generation, shares her experience with the internship and what she's up to now.


"Being the youngest guy in the crew was intimidating at first, but I learned to hold my own and gained real word experience you just can't find in high school alone. 

I am now 22 years old, a journeyman carpenter, and I own a home I paid for with my own money."

- Josh,  Registered Apprenticeship Program

"In my summer internship I was assigned to a crew at a generating station, my first real job. I was teamed up with a certified power engineer who answered my questions and taught me about the equipment.

This fall I'm starting a two-year diploma course in power engineering. I want to thank CAREERS for helping me get a jump start on my future."

- Brady, Fourth Class Power Engineering Program 

"I was in a job, not a career. In the back of my mind I was weighing what I would do when I had a family. I was kind of in that phase when the longer you stay the harder it is to leave, so you get trapped further. 

My life has changed quite dramatically since I started my apprenticeship. I love it. It challenges me. I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life."

- David, Co-op Apprenticeship Program