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Join Us As A Guiding Partner In Our Apprenticeship Initiative

Our mission is deeply rooted in ensuring equitable access to innovative education, professional development, and creative industry careers for foster and system-impacted youth.

We believe in the transformative power of intentional mentoring, media arts training, professional skills development, and social support services. Our high-touch media arts program offers cutting-edge technical training at no cost, ensuring that every youth, regardless of their background, can express their unique voice and carve a pathway for their future using industry-recognized certificates.

What is Better Youth’s Registered Apprenticeship Program?

A youth apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with job-related academic instruction in a curriculum aligned with a specific career pathway. Better Youth’s Registered Apprenticeship is a government-backed workforce development program for 18 - 24-year-olds that includes:

  • 1080 - 2000 hours (minimum) of competency-based paid on-the-job training with competency-based wage increases, provided by an employer

  • 144 hours (minimum) of related supplemental instruction (RSI)/training, as determined by the employer and Better Youth and organized by Better Youth

  • 6+ months of dedicated mentorship, provided either internally by an employer or externally by an organization partner of Better Youth’s

  • An official certificate of completion that is often viewed as an alternative to a college degree

We offer a variety of career tracks, including: Project Manager | Game Designer | Animation Artist | Multimedia Artist | Digital Video Editor

Benefits of Joining as an Employer Partner

  • Access to a highly skilled & diverse talent pool

  • Customized Apprenticeship programs to meet company goals

  • Reduced recruitment costs

  • Apprenticeship program administration by Better Youth

  • Enhanced retention and success rates

  • Wraparound services & accommodations by Better Youth

  • Positive public image and corporate social responsibility

A Strategic Investment 


of apprentices retain employment after graduation.


of apprentices are still with their employer after 5 years.


growth of registered apprenticeships in California since FY2014.


return to the employer for every $1 invested in an apprentice. 

Empower the Workforce of Tomorrow

By partnering with us, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring professionals while also gaining

access to a pool of promising talent. 

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