High School Apprenticeship Program

The New Bedford Whaling Museum High School Apprenticeship Program aims to provide low income, academically motivated students access to resources and experiences that deepen community engagement, promote personal and professional development, and cultivate college and career success. The program runs year-round, beginning the summer before a student’s sophomore year and continuing through high school graduation. Students who are accepted into the program are paid an escalating stipend throughout their participation in the program.

Over a span of three years, apprentices develop target 21st century skills while learning about the Museum and its marine science and humanities content. Also structured to help students prepare for college and career, apprentices engage in career exploration and college planning activities including college trips, financial aid workshops and career shadow days.  

The ultimate goal of the program? To help YOU achieve success in high school, college and beyond!

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Last modified: April 18, 2017