High-Tech Apprentice Program Expands to St. Louis

More and more opportunities are being created for the next generation which highlights how much our modern day workforce is part of a movement that puts more emphasis on pursuing your strengths and interests.

CBS St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cody Beck slogged through four years of classes at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, a psychology major who didn’t want to treat patients, a budding entrepreneur with an affinity for business but no desire for the button-down world of business school.

Two years later, the 24-year-old Missouri native’s resume includes a stint with a start-up in Dublin and a starring role in a new high-tech apprentice program envisioned as a career-boosting alternative to the four-year college degree.

“Now when I talk to people, I don’t ever mention my degree. I tell them what I’ve done,” he said. “That seems to matter to them way more than my grade-point average.”

On Wednesday, Beck hobnobbed with local business heavyweights and a dozen Wall Street venture capitalists at the Midwest unveiling of Enstitute. The New York-based nonprofit hopes to match as many as 100 college students or other Millennials…

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