Our Apprenticeship E-Course focuses on giving a glimpse of what it looks like to be a social entrepreneur with a "learn by doing" project-based approach.
Each week we focus on a different aspect of social business through the case study of Founder Jen Lewis' experiences over the last 8+ years in running Purse & Clutch:
Who should apply?
The best candidates are self-motivated individuals willing to commit to 10 - 15 hours a week who are either new to the ethical fashion world & interested in determining if this could be a pathway for them or are in the early stages of launching a social business.
We see the Apprenticeship Program as a platform where go-getters can learn from a real world business & can take that hands on knowledge to start something of their own and/or to learn what aspects of a social business that they are especially equipped to do well. The course is for both students & professionals alike.
What is the process for enrollment?
When are the next Apprenticeship Sessions?
- Special Session (April & May) - application deadline April 2nd
Two for one pricing - apply together with a friend, colleague or co-founder
- Summer 2020 (June & July) - application deadline May 15th
What are the next steps after I submit my application?
If accepted into the program, you will be paired with a Co-Hort of 2 - 4 likeminded Apprentices to meet with once a week online. We will introduce you via email & you can decide together on a recurring time for your weekly meetings. We've already set your meeting agendas for you so you can focus on the weekly hands on projects we've created as well as the discussions at hand.
What are the videos from Jen like?
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What Former Apprentices are saying about their experience:
“I was able to gain essential business experience, from marketing to e-commerce. Having a very hands on approach gave me the opportunity to see an idea transform into something tangible. I loved everything about the apprenticeship and feel equipped with the skill set to potentially start my own business someday.” - Jordan from Oklahoma City, OK
"As an aspiring future business owner, the apprenticeship at Purse & Clutch has been invaluable to me in my pursuits. The P&C team have put together a thorough and inspiring program that I enthusiastically recommend to future entrepreneurs looking to change the world through Fair Trade!" - Anna from Dallas, TX
"After this program, my knowledge and confidence to pursue a social business of my own has increased tremendously! Working with Purse & Clutch has made it clear that social business can have a profound impact on the people the business exists to serve while delivering a great product and running an efficient and productive business." - Shara from Boulder, CO
"I would highly recommend this apprenticeship to anyone thinking about creating their own ethical business or getting involved in this space. I've learnt heaps, got a proper reality check at times, and I'm left feeling more inspired than ever." - Frederique from London, England
"The apprenticeship program with Purse & Clutch gave a me a new perspective on what it means to be an entrepreneur." - Gilyn from Austin, TX
Hear former Apprentice Jacquie Ring talk about her experience on the Business with Purpose Podcast!
Brands whose owners have participated in the program:
We've also had students from the following universities participate: