Logo Back to Resources

Empowering Indiana’s Youth Through the Modern Apprenticeship Program with Kinaya Hines

Podcast Cover
Manufacturing, Technololgy, Communications, Education, Hands On, Job Readiness, Logistics

Empowering Indiana's Youth Through the Modern Apprenticeship Program with Kinaya Hines

In this episode of See Yourself IN, host Casey Harrison talks with Kinaya Hines, a Purdue University student who has leveraged the power of the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP) to jump start her career. Kinaya shares her journey from discovering MAP as a high school student to thriving as a business operations associate at Roche Diagnostics. We explore the benefits of the program, including mentorship, professional development, and transferable skills gained through hands-on work experience. Kinaya's story is an inspiring example of how modern youth apprenticeships can empower young Hoosiers to take control of their futures.

5 Key Takeaways:

Modern youth apprenticeships provide valuable work experience: The MAP program connects high school students with paid apprenticeships at leading Indiana companies. This allows students to gain real-world experience in a variety of high-demand fields including life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics and tech, helping them discover their passions and build a strong foundation for their careers.

The MAP program goes beyond skills training: While internships equip students with job-specific skills, programs like MAP go much further. They offer bootcamps to develop professional soft skills, mentorship opportunities, and connections to industry professionals.

Modern youth apprenticeships can be transformative: Kinaya's story exemplifies the transformative power of modern youth apprenticeships. The program has helped her overcome shyness, develop public speaking skills, and gain the confidence to excel in professional settings.

Modern youth apprenticeships open doors to future opportunities: Through the MAP program, Kinaya has gained valuable skills and connections that prepared her for an internship at John Deere. This experience will further enhance her resume and open doors to exciting career opportunities after graduation.

Modern youth apprenticeships are a win-win for students and employers: Companies gain access to a pool of talented and motivated young people. High school students receive practical real-world experience and mentorship, setting them up for success in the workforce, while creating a new pathway to success they may not have ever thought of.

Contact Us

Fill out the form below to get information about opportunities, events, and resources to explore with See Yourself IN.

SYI - Contact Us



Go to Top