Earn a paycheck while gaining hands-on experience in a skilled career field

Now accepting applications from all Leon County High School Juniors and Seniors attending a Charter, Private, Public or LCS Virtual School!


The Leon Works Junior Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for Leon County high school juniors/seniors to prepare for a skilled career – those jobs requiring more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. By the year 2026, over 70,000 skilled jobs will be available in the Leon County area. To prepare students to fill these jobs, Leon County Government is partnering with CareerSource Capital Region and Leon County Schools to provide students with job readiness training and work experience!

For one semester, selected students will work in a Leon County department as a Junior Apprentice shadowing and assisting a County staff member in a skilled career field that the student is interested in pursuing. Junior Apprentices will also complete CareerSource Capital Region’s LEAP training to prepare them for entering the workforce after graduation. In addition to gaining valuable work experience and training, Junior Apprentices earn an hourly salary and elective credit toward their high school diploma.




Want to know what it’s like to be a Leon Works Junior Apprentice?

Watch this short video to hear Leon County’s first class of Junior Apprentices share what it was like to participate in the program and why other students should apply.




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