Registered Apprenticeship (RYRA)
What is RYRA?
Apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn program that trains entry level employees to become line cooks, kitchen managers or restaurant managers.
Apprentices participate in a competency-based program involving classroom work (e.g. related training instruction) and on-the-job training
Eligibility for RYRA Pre-apprenticeship
Must be age 16 to 24 at time of RYRA enrollment
Must be enrolled in our Culinary Pathway. Students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Pathway complete the ProStart curriculum as a condition of enrollment in RYRA.
Goals of RYRA Pre-Apprenticeship
Roles of School/CBO Partners
Explore: Gain awareness of career path options by exploring apprenticeships and occupations.
Prepare: Gain information and skills needed to succeed in apprenticeship and employment.
Connect: Access to employers seeking apprentices; assistance applying
Support: Receive support services to address any barriers to achieving goals
By the end of pre-apprenticeship, youth are:
Equipped to make an informed decision
Ready to succeed in an apprenticeship if they choose it!
RYRA Pre-Apprenticeship Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the pre-apprenticeship, each youth will understand:
Benefits of apprenticeship
How apprenticeship works (e.g. what’s required and what to expect)
How apprenticeship fits within an industry career pathway
Occupational Outlook for: Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Manager
Various activities can accomplish objectives:
Career Exploration Counseling about Apprenticeship
Career/Industry Exploration Fair
Meeting with apprenticeship employer and/or apprentice