The Junior Apprentice position is the first step in Urban Boatbuilder’s experiential learning program. Junior Apprentices (JAs), have the opportunity to learn woodworking skills and hand tools as they construct a boat alongside their peers, Senior Apprentices, and Youth Instructors. Apprentices are expected to follow shop rules, work efficiently to complete tasks, ask for help when necessary, and contribute to a positive team atmosphere.
In addition, JAs will have the chance to develop career-readiness skills such as communication, team-work, self-exploration, and life management. All Apprentices and Youth Instructors participate in daily group discussions and reflection questions, and weekly workshops on career-development and exploration.
This position is supervised by and reports directly to the Build Instructor.
Hours and schedule: Spring: March 15-May 26 2021, excluding the week of April, 5
You can access the full position overview by clicking here.
Applications are due by March 5th. Apply here!
We serve youth who are between 16-19 years of age at the time of application. Participants must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or have a barrier to employment. Barriers to employment include but are not limited to students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), limited English proficiency, juvenile offenders and youth in diversion programs, youth with chemical dependency issues, or youth who are parenting. These are only guidelines. If you are not sure if you qualify, please apply.
Women, non-binary, and genderqueer youth are strongly encouraged to apply.
COVID-19 UPDATE: the apprenticeship program will be operating in-person this spring, beginning in March. Protocols are in place to have a safe experience.