High-Tech Apprentice Program Expands to St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A high-tech apprentice program envisioned as a career-boosting alternative to the four-year college degree is expanding to St. Louis.
New York-based Enstitute hopes to match 100 students with mentors from the local business community, with an emphasis on one- and two-year jobs in science, technology and digital media. The nonprofit says 90 percent of its New York participants either landed full-time jobs or started their own companies.
The company's founders are pitching their project Wednesday to local business leaders, accompanied by a dozen venture capitalists in town for the Invest Midwest conference. Its boosters include Build-A-Bear founder Maxine Clark, who serves on Enstitute's board of directors.