When you were a child, what was your dream of who you wanted to be? Did your dream come true? If you had the chance to experience your dream first-hand, would it have changed your life?
There are many links between dreaming of doing something as a child and actually doing it. Through National Apprentice Day™, children are able to experience their dream job first-hand. On Thursday, September 17th 2015, youth ages 6-18 will be able to experience “a day in the life” of any profession they want through job shadowing.
The National Apprentice Day™ program is operated by Apprentice Day, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Christina Entenmann, LBSPY’s owner/editor-in-chief, founded Apprentice Day, Inc. in May 2014 after her 6 year-old son showed high interest in job shadowing the mayor. This program was designed around her child’s desire to fulfill his dreams. It will help youth gain a clear understanding of real life work and recognize that dreams are attainable regardless of income, race, or gender. Not only will this program build confidence among our youth, but it will also help drive self-awareness about life goals and the importance of work ethic at an early age while focusing on a specific trade/career path.
Employer registration has begun and some of the members include: Appalachian Electronic Instruments, Inc. (AEI), Greenbrier Technical Services, Bella The Corner Gourmet, Greenbrier Valley Baking Company, Greenbrier Chiropractic Center, LBSPY, Scott Yoak (airshow pilot), General Lewis Inn, JR Morgan & Associates, Greenbrier Episcopal School, Foxfire Realty, B. Sweet Confectionery, and Mark Bowe.
Whether you are a student or business, Christina invites you to learn more at the National Apprentice Day™ Power Lunch on Thursday, April 16th, 12-1pm. The event is held at the Old Lewisburg Elementary School on Lee Street. Bring your own lunch and there will be coffee, snacks, and networking opportunities. This lunch is sponsored by the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, visit ApprenticeDay.org. Consider joining this mission to empower and connect young people to their life calling.
– LBSPY, April 2015.