A program that has a documented partnership with an employer and is designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a non-registered Apprenticeship which includes all of the following:
a. Training and curriculum that aligns with the skill needs of employers in the economy of the State or region and that has been designed to prepare participants to meet the minimum entry-level requirements of the Apprenticeship.
b. Access to educational and career counseling, and other supportive services as needed by participants.
c. Hands-on meaningful learning activities that are connected to education and training activities, such as Career Exploration and Career Development Experiences, and that reinforce foundational professional skills including, at a minimum, those outlined in the Essential Employability Skills framework.
d. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are supported to apply for Non-Registered Apprenticeship program, and may receive preference for enrollment.