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    Praxis – College Alternative Apprenticeship Program

    Praxis – College Alternative Apprenticeship Program


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Destinations: United States
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Academic Year
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Not Available
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Other, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Praxis is a year-long program that matches hard-working, ambitious young adults with full-time paid apprenticeships in growing businesses. Through The Praxis Apprenticeship Program, you’ll explore different career paths, build in-demand hard and soft skills, and then be matched with growing businesses where you’ll get paid to work and learn alongside entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals.

    Praxis is open to talented and motivated recent high school graduates, college drop-outs, and early-career professionals in the United States and can be completed as an alternative to college, graduate programs, or trade school.

    How It Works:

    Praxis combines an entrepreneurial, self-directed education with real-world experience. 

    Instead of homework or exams, you’ll spend six months exploring how your interests intersect with different career paths and learning valuable hard and soft skills through hands-on projects, workshops, and professional coaching. Your Praxis coaches will work with you to choose the most relevant skill areas to focus on, and help you craft high-quality projects which will enable you to master new skills quickly and stand out as a candidate to growing businesses.

    Months 1 - 3: The Bootcamp
    Learn how business works. Discover career paths that match your interests. Build relevant skills. Develop your personal brand. Gain confidence. Get coaching and feedback to guide your way forward. 

    Months 4 - 6: Placement
    Complete your professional portfolio. Showcase your skills. Access the Praxis hiring network. Meet your placement coach and develop a plan. Identify good-fit opportunities. Perfect your value proposition. Ace interviews at growing companies. Accept an apprenticeship job offer that excites you. 

    Months 7 - 12: The Apprenticeship
    Start your full-time, paid apprenticeship where you’ll apply your new skills and knowledge on-the-job – gaining valuable experience at a Praxis-caliber growing company. 

    Once you start your apprenticeship, we’ll introduce you to your apprenticeship coach, who will work with you through weekly group workshops and 1-on-1 interactions to help you create as much value as possible in your new role. This is in addition to the mentorship and training you’ll receive from the company where you’ll be apprenticing. Our goal is to help you make the strongest possible start, so by the time you graduate the program you feel confident and capable to navigate the next steps in your career.

    Months 12+ : Graduation
    At the end of month 12, you’ll graduate from the apprenticeship program. You’ll have the opportunity to join the company where you apprenticed, full-time. Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to the Praxis community, our program coaches, curriculum, and the Praxis hiring network, so you always have the resources and support you need as you continue to grow in your career.

    What You’ll Learn:
    You’ll learn a combination of foundational professional skills, role-specific skills, and software tools that will build on one another as you progress through the program and even beyond into the next stages of your career.

    The skills and knowledge you develop during your first six months during the bootcamp and placement phases serve as building blocks to enable you to create value from day one in your full-time apprenticeship.

    You’ll apply these same skills and knowledge on-the-job during your apprenticeship, while continuing to expand and deepen your skill set through Praxis workshops and coaching.

    The track you choose to pursue will also influence which specific skills and tools you can expect to build during the program. Based on this choice, your Praxis coaches will work with you to determine the right combination of skills and tools.

    What types of jobs do Praxis Apprentices land through the program?
    Apprentices land entry-level positions in growing companies across all business functions including sales, marketing, and operations. 

    Examples of positions Praxis Apprentices have held include: Sales Development Representative, Marketing Coordinator, Junior Product Manager, Content Writer, Customer Experience Associate, Operations Assistant

    What types of companies does Praxis partner with?
    Companies in our hiring network include startups, tech companies, and growing SMBs in a variety of industries with a proven track record of success and a culture conducive to young professionals just getting started.

    We vet all hiring companies to make sure they provide Praxis Apprentices an intensive on-the-job learning experience with the opportunity to continue growing beyond their apprenticeship if it’s a good match. *86% of graduates receive permanent offers from their hiring company.

    We offer a limited number of spots in cohorts each winter, spring, summer, and fall. Applications are open now.