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Elevate Your Options

The Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP) provides students with hands-on job experience and an opportunity to earn money, college credit, and professional connections.

Find Your Path

Become a MAP apprentice and start building your future, no matter which path is pursued.

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Modern Apprenticeship Benefits
$13 Average Hourly Wage
Build a Professional Network
Gain 2+ Years of Relevant Job Experience
Find Pathways to In-Demand Careers
Earn College Credits or Certification
Start Preparing for the Future

Success Stories

Meet Nick

Working at Indy Chamber helped Nick bolster his confidence in his future profession–and himself.

Additional Success Stories
"I have a meaningful role working for the City and co-workers who encourage me daily. This professional network has really set me up for success after I graduate.”

Kelis Trammel

Project Coordinator Apprentice

"The best part about my apprenticeship is meeting all the great people that I work with. I also really enjoy learning about the real world and the opportunities around me."

Danny Bonilla

Manufacturing Technician Apprentice

Elevate your options with Indy’s top companies in the most in-demand industries.

MAP provides students with opportunities to prepare for sustainable employment by introducing them to industries and employers driving the local economy.


While we understand the importance of extracurricular activities, apprenticeships occur during and after school (ex.-Monday- Friday from 1:30-5:00 p.m.) It may conflict with your participation in extracurriculars. You and your family must choose which is best for you as a student. The possibility of participating in extracurricular activities while in Modern Apprenticeship depends on your schedule and commitments. It is essential to consider potential conflicts and find a balance that works for you.

Transportation is not provided. It is the responsibility of the apprentice and their parents/guardians to coordinate transportation. It is advisable to plan accordingly for your commute to and from the apprenticeship.

The Modern Apprenticeship program is open to all students who are on track to graduate, regardless of their previous work experience. Modern Apprenticeship is an opportunity for you to gain professional work experience. When completing MAP, you will leave with 3 years of professional work experience. It is not necessary to have prior experience in your apprenticeship industry; you will receive classroom and on-the-job training related to your role.

MAP employers may provide apprentices with the opportunity to shadow different departments and roles within their pathway, allowing you to explore different positions after you have started working. This opportunity varies depending on the company.

MAP is a 3-year commitment, and for your third year, there are three options:

1. Option 1: Attend a local college full-time (Ivy Tech, IUPUI, UIndy, Butler, Marian) and work part-time with your employer.
2. Option 2: Attend a local college part-time (Ivy Tech, IUPUI, UIndy, Butler, Marian) and work full-time with your employer.
3. Option 3: Work full-time with your employer and continue working on industry-recognized certification or credential.

Employers in the Modern Apprenticeship Program may offer support for education costs, including:

  • Up to $4,000 for tuition assistance.
  • Up to $2,000 for recommended credentials during high school.

The Modern Apprenticeship work is year-round. Connecting with your supervisor to plan work schedules for school holidays and breaks ensures effective coordination between your apprenticeship and academic commitments.

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