What is TRAC?

Talent Ready Apprenticeship Connection (TRAC) youth apprenticeships provide meaningful work experience for students engaged in learning the skills they need for a successful career. Students split their time between the classroom and workplace, applying knowledge through a hands-on learning routine.

As part-time employees of our TRAC partners, students earn a wage pursuing their education toward a high-paying career. By linking the efforts of industry and education, the TRAC program creates a model that is beneficial to both students and businesses.

The TRAC program is designed to engage students starting at the high school level.

What Can Youth Apprenticeship Do For You?

  • Provide paid work experience for students in high-skill and high-paying careers.
  • Engage industry and education partners in a training track that meets their workforce demands.
  • Align curriculum between secondary and post-secondary educational institutions to offer recognized accreditations.
  • Increase the skilled workforce in Utah.
  • Create systemic change by providing high-quality work experiences in communities where they are needed.
  • Inform students, teachers, parents, and companies of youth apprenticeship opportunities.
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Apprenticeship With Stadler US

This schedule is what apprentices at Stader US now follow to earn an AAS degree at Salt Lake Community College.

Overall PayHourly PayWeekly Work HoursJob Description
First Year$700 per month$10 per hourBlock schedule every other week.
50% time in class
50% time in the workplace
Apprentices complete their senior year of high school enrolled in relevant classes and work at the company facility. Students have a choice between different specializations.
Second Year$1350 per month$11.5 per hour3.5 days
30% time in class
70% time in the workplace
During year two, apprentices attend courses at Salt Lake Community College. Then, with the company, apprentices begin focused training.
Third Year$1700 per month$13 per hour4 days
30% time in class
70% time in the workplace
Year three consists of advanced classes at Salt Lake Community College and advanced practical training at the workplace


Students ask your CTE counselor in the Salt Lake School District.

For all other inquiries, please contact Scott Romney at sromney@utah.gov.

TRAC apprenticeships are currently offered in Salt Lake School District and at Salt Lake Community College. Contact your CTE counselor for more information on how to apply.