Why Startup Apprenticeships are the Best Way to Build a Great Career

Apprenticeships aren’t just for welders.  Startups aren’t just for coders.
The best way to learn how to do something is to do it.  Whether it’s bike-riding, basketball, or business.  You practice and engage the real world.  You spend time around others who are better than you to work with and learn from them.  That’s how you gain mastery.  That’s how you create value.  That’s how you both discover and do what makes you come alive.
In this crazy cultural zeal for credentials the actual learning and doing has been left behind.  How many years and how many dollars are spent studying and guessing at what bits of information might be useful when the world is out there waiting to be engaged?
Young job-seekers don’t know where to start.  They don’t know what to study or how to get the right bullet points on their resume or how to prove themselves in the market.  All the good jobs seem to want experience, but all the good experience seems too hard to reach.
Growing companies need good, clear-thinking, nimble, entrepreneurial talent more than ever.  They don’t know where to find it.  Relying on degrees and resumes to signal who’s a good hire is weakening by the day.
There’s a fix so simple and so well established it’s almost easy to overlook: apprenticeship.
Get talented young people into great jobs where they learn the ropes.  A low cost and low risk to businesses, and a far easier way for young people to get a foot in the door, create value, and be a part of amazing companies than sitting in more classrooms or blasting out more resumes.
But how to get that first chance?  Most of the things learned in schools won’t be of much use.  Creating a value proposition and demonstrating you’re worth taking a chance on gets you in.  Excelling and proving you’re too valuable to lose comes next.
Praxis helps you do it.
Our participants go through an intense bootcamp to identify and build their personal brand and value proposition.  We place them with startups in our network.  They then enter a paid apprenticeship.  We provide ongoing coaching, professional development modules, and training in conjunction with their work to ensure they don’t just survive, but excel.  Upon successful completion of the program they get a full-time job.

Interested in transitioning from student to entrepreneur? Download the Praxis program guide to learn more.

There is no better way to be a part of something meaningful, to learn what entrepreneurship means, to get a great job, and to take the first steps in an exciting career and life than to apprentice at a startup.
We specialize in roles for non-technical young people.  Not everyone wants to write code.  And startups need more than just coders.  They need people who love people!  People who want to learn marketing, sales, and operations.  People who are eager to contribute to a powerful vision and help it grow.
If you want to build an amazing career and be a part of the entrepreneurial Renaissance there’s no need to wait on the sidelines or blast out resumes and hope.  Discover Praxis today.  We’ll get you a great job now.  Zero debt.  Zero hoops.  Zero bs.