About the Apprenticeship Program

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

Teachers requesting an account must use their school email address.

First application period is beginning of April until the end of May.

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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