CoorsTek joins in apprenticeship program

CoorsTek has joined in a pilot program and will offer youth apprenticeships at its manufacturing operations in Grand Junction and Golden.

CoorsTek will offer the apprenticeships through CareerWise Colorado.

The program coordinates apprenticeships among businesses, high school students and educators. Students completing the program earn wages while gaining real-world skills, industry credentials and college credit that provide them with options to enter the workplace or continue their education. Businesses benefit from the program as they take a more hands-on approach to building their work forces.

“CoorsTek wants to help students add practical skills and experience to their classroom learning that will expand both their educational and professional opportunities,” said Maura Horn, vice president of talent management at CoorsTek. “We believe that apprenticeships will help transform the way students move from high school into careers.”

Dave Tiensvold, workforce development programs manager at CoorsTek, said apprenticeships open doors to expanded opportunities. “When a student successfully completes her apprenticeship here, she will have a variety of options. And she will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge to choose the next step in her work-life journey.”

CoorsTek uses engineered ceramics and other materials to manufacture products for the energy, information technology, health care and transportation sectors. For more information about CoorsTek, visit the website at

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