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Your Vision

At the Summer Careers Academy, we know you want an exciting and high paying career, where you’re respected and have the freedom and independence to build a dream life for yourself and your family. In order to do that, you need money, a clear path, and support along the way.

Your Challenge

Pressures at home, in school, and from friends can be complicated and challenging. That can make you feel trapped and anxious.

Your Way Forward

We understand that feeling of being stuck. We experienced it ourselves and know what it means to overcome barriers. We believe no young adult should have to face these challenges alone. That’s why we are offering the Summer Careers Academy – a registered youth apprenticeship program that has helped others and can help you, too.

Your Next Step

Follow these three easy steps to be a part of the 2023 Summer Careers Academy (2022 program application period is now closed) and contact HBA Summer Careers Academy program coordinator, Heather Kasey, with any questions.

  1. STEP 1: Fill out the Participant Interest Form (ArabicBurmeseChinese, Karen, Spanish) and attend a Summer Careers Academy Construction Career Fair (stay tuned for Fall 2022 career fair dates and Summer 2023 program dates). 
  2. STEP 2: Enroll in the 8-week summer program, which includes free training and a paid work experience in a promising career ($12/hour and we provide support to help you succeed including food, transportation, and language services). 
  3. STEP 3: Complete the summer program and take advantage of your desirable new skills and certifications, connections with respected employers, and all-access pass to an immediate, high paying career (or use the academic credit and scholarships you earned to continue with a debt-free college apprenticeship).

Your Success

Complete the participant interest form now and know that you, too, can have the debt-free life of your dreams. Stop feeling anxious about your future or stuck in an underpaid, dead-end job. Instead, earn good money this summer as you gain new skills and explore a high paying career.