About the Apprenticeship Program

Emails will be going out to students the week of July 9.

Logins are disabled until the first round of applications have been reviewed. Students will receive an email by the end of June with more information about their application. Students and educators will be able to log in again beginning in August.

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Apprenticeship Program consists of a half-day or daylong learning experience per month over a six or seven month period during the school year. Students meet and work with professionals who share their experience, expertise, enthusiasm and zeal for what they do for a living. The program provides for hands-on, behind-the-scenes experiences and gives students the opportunities to make connections with organizations and people who can help them as they pursue their career choices.

To apply:

- Create an account (Accounts must be activated before you can log in. This process may take a few days.)
- Complete an online application
- Get one teacher recommendation (the teacher will need to do this online)
- Mail the signature page and fee ($75) to the Allegheny Intermediate Unit

How do teachers recommend a student?

The student must ask a teacher from their district for a recommendation. The recommending teacher will then need to create an account. Teachers requesting an account must use their school email address. Once their account is activated they will be able to recommend students from their school. The recommendation is done online. If a recommendation is sent by mail or email the applicant's account will not be marked complete. The applicant may be overlooked during the review process.

First application period is beginning of April until May 25.

Second application period, for programs that still have openings, is beginning of August until the program begins.

About Allegheny Intermediate Unit

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, also known as the AIU, is part of Pennsylvania's public education system and is one of 29 Intermediate Units created in 1970 by the Pennsylvania State General Assembly. We provide specialized educational services to Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts and five vocational/technical schools.

Located just a few miles from the city of Pittsburgh in the scenic Waterfront commercial development in Homestead, Pennsylvania, the AIU employs more than 1,800 employees at 436 sites and operates 10 family centers and three schools for exceptional children. With nearly 140 programs for infants, young children, students, and adults, the AIU receives funding through federal, state, county, and private grants.

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