Five Jefferson County Public School students signed on to the TRACK Youth Apprenticeship Program during a signing event held at Iroquois High School.

The Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) youth pre-apprenticeship program is a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet to provide secondary students with career pathway opportunities into Registered Apprenticeship programs.

The business and industry driven TRACK program is designed to create a pipeline for students to enter post-secondary apprenticeship training. Employers are able to tailor the program for their specific needs and can select the career and technical education courses and students for their apprenticeship pathway. Students are eligible to receive a nationally recognized credential at little or no cost.

Jefferson County students will apply the technical skills they have learned in their career pathway to the field through hands-on learning, while obtaining employment in the process. Local industry partners benefit from filling job vacancies and helping to create their own workforce.