Our Story

During the past five years, Apprentice University has sought to provide students throughout Indiana and beyond with access to education unrestricted.
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After years of trying to hire ready talent from amongst recent college graduates for my businesses, I decided to invest in my own. — Ron, Founder of Apprentice University

Originally created to alleviate a talent shortage in the technology industry, Apprentice University has expanded to a diverse community of professionals and students. The interests of our apprentices range from cybersecurity to marketing to social entrepreneurship to media and storytelling. The model has undergone a few iterations, but throughout the changes the university remains a center of innovative education.

The Mission

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

AU offers self-motivated, entrepreneurially-minded high school graduates 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
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As they develop their skills, AU students will learn to become engaged entrepreneurs 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
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Apprentice University presents a customized solution that inspires the next generation 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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