Meet Today’s Students

Many of today’s students aren’t going straight from high school to college and studying full-time. They are returning adults, parents, providers, veterans, and the first in their families to go to college. They need a system that is flexible, affordable and responsive to their needs. But to serve today’s students well, we first need to hear their stories.

  • Alena Puaaili-Pelham – Why I Apprentice


    Alena, 19, is a youth apprentice at Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School ( Find out why she likes being an apprentice.

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

  • Brenden – Why I Apprentice


    Brenden, 18, of Marathon, Wisconsin, is a youth apprentice at Elite Electrical Contractors. Find out why he likes being an apprentice. Brenden is the 1st Place…

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

  • Fernando Vazquez – Why I Apprentice

    North Carolina

    Fernando, 19, is a youth apprentice at Guilford Apprenticeship Partners - Machine Specialties, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina ( Fi…

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

  • Isabella Cowles – Why I Apprentice


    Isabella Cowles, 18, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is a marketing youth apprentice at the Black River Falls school district ( Find out …

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

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