Our Story

During the past eight years, Apprentice University has sought to provide students throughout Indiana and beyond the opportunity to face their future with confidence.

"After years of trying to hire ready talent from amongst recent college graduates for my businesses, I decided to invest in my own."
Ron Brumbarger, Founder of Apprentice University

Apprentice University was originally created to reduce a talent shortage in the technology industry. However, we have expanded since then to a diverse community of professionals and students. Our apprentices' interests range from marketing to cybersecurity to entrepreneurship to media and digital storytelling and more. Our model has undergone a few iterations, but throughout the changes we remain to guide our students through challenging, real-world experiences that prepare them for their future.

The Mission

The typical, impersonal system of higher education has become impractical.

As a high school graduate, you face an unrealistic expectation. You are faced with a daunting decision about your future. Why should you take on an enormous amount of debt when you don't know what you want to do? Or better yet, why should you take on that debt when you don't know your options?

We care about your future. We want to guide you along the curvy pathway ahead.

Apprentice University offers you a unique, challenging, and targeted means of education that relies on:

  • Hands-on professional experience
  • Direct mentoring through apprenticeships
  • A strong community
  • Business creation and implementation
  • Training in life and work skills


As you develop your skills, you will learn to become engaged young professionals equipped with habits of character and practical market skills, such as:

  • A mindset of ideation and innovation
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Leadership
  • Clear communication
  • Collaboration
  • Lifelong learning

Apprentice University presents a customized solution that inspires the next generation (YOU!) to go beyond limits and expectations to become readily-employable professionals who can use their skills and strengths to serve others.

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