"Boot Camp for Professional Careers"
Sounds good to me. It's certainly worth experimenting with.
Neither a college nor an apprenticeship, it offers a 10-month program for 18- to 25-year-olds who do not want, or cannot afford, a traditional higher education. It instead combines real-world experience with online education. The essential part of the program places students with entrepreneurial-oriented businesses, where they will work for 30 to 40 hours a week. The work will be paid and will roughly cover the $12,000 fee charged for participating in Praxis; the only cost to students will be living expenses for 10 months.
But Praxis “students” will not merely be clerical workers: No more than 50 percent of the students’ working time will be spent performing routine administrative tasks; they will undertake at least one “self-directed” project; and will “shadow” the owner or founder of the company for at least two full days during their time with the company.