Boat-building Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship program is a paid job training opportunity where Twin Cities youth develop technical woodworking skills, social and emotional skills, and a connection to local waterways.

The program hires youth 16-19 who qualify as low-income and/or have employment barriers and they have the option to participate from 3 – 12 months. The winter apprenticeship runs from September 25 – January 17.

  • Technical: safe tool use, measurement, wood species identification
  • Social & Emotional: receiving feedback, cultivating a growth mindset, working within a diverse team
  • Career Readiness: offsite field trips to work sites & college campuses, mock interviews, resume writing, financial literacy, goal setting

Our application for the winter boatbuilding apprenticeship is open today, August 15, and the priority deadline is September 15, 2017. Information about the apprenticeship program can be found on our website.