Why This 20-Year-Old Apprentice at Bosch Chose to Work First and Get Her Degree Later

“Stephanie Brownlee just bought her first home. To many entry-level workers, this is a goal far in their financial futures, but Brownlee, now 20, became a homeowner at the age of 19. She lives in Dorchester County, South Carolina, and decided with her husband that buying the house was a money-saving way to invest in their future. Brownlee helped fund the new home through her work an adult apprentice at engineering and technology company Bosch.  Fortune spoke to Brownlee about working through multiple apprenticeships with Bosch, choosing to forgo the college immediately after high school, and starting her career and financial independence.”


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