Clerical Apprenticeship Program


Clerical apprentices

The purpose of the Apprenticeship Program is to ensure the professional development of all clerical employees by providing relevant educational and on-the-job training.  Employees may earn increases to their salaries with successful completion of level requirements.


Some of the benefits to the staff will be:

  • increased pay for a higher level of skills
  • preparation for industry certification, CAP Exam
  • increased knowledge & skills
  • no charge to the employee for coursework

The school system will benefit by having a highly qualified work force that will ensure a commitment to customer service and organizational expertise.

Who is eligible?

Clerical apprentices

Any non-probationary, contracted, clerical employee, who has been in good standing for the past 3 years, is eligible to enroll. "Good standing" is defined as having no write ups or Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and good attendance. Employees must have at least a high school diploma or GED to participate in the program. Participation in the program is voluntary. The employee must participate on his/her own time. If an employee chooses not to participate, he/she will continue to benefit from the standard pay scale.

How do I enroll?

Obtain an Apprenticeship Application Form from the Human Resources office during the application period. Obtain a recommendation from your immediate supervisor.  Send the completed copy to the Human Resources office by the deadline. Please contact the Human Resources office for application period dates.


Clerical apprentices
  • The Apprentice is expected to maintain a passing grade, "C" or better in all courses.
  • The Apprentice is expected to attend ALL scheduled courses. If an Apprentice has more than 3 absences (for any reason) each year during the apprenticeship cycle he/she will be removed from the program. The Apprentice is responsible for seeking approval for absences from the Human Resource Employment Services Coordinator and it is his/her responsibility to make up all work missed. No exceptions will be made for illness, vacations, parent conferences, part time jobs, etc. All missed work will be made up. Apprentices may be asked to research the topic missed and write a paper or another alternative assignment to hold them accountable for the content missed.
  • Any assignments turned in late will result in a reduced grade. Grades will be dropped a letter grade for every class period it is late.
  • All assignments and online classes shall be completed on personal time, not NNPS time.
  • The Apprentice is expected to be prepared for class and complete all required assignments by the due dates given. The Apprentice should contact the Human Resources Coordinator immediately if unable to adhere to any deadlines. Any work turned in late will result in the grade being dropped a letter grade.
  • If the Apprentice has any work performance issues or disciplinary occurrences while in the program it will result in the Apprentice being dropped from the program.
  • The Apprentice will be supported by a mentor.