Youth Apprenticeship (YA)

Youth Apprenticeship (YA) integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills defined by Wisconsin industries.

Local programs provide training based on statewide youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. Students are instructed by qualified teachers and skilled work site mentors. Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements, in a youth apprenticeship related instruction class, and are employed by a participating employer under the supervision of a skilled mentor.

Junior or Senior Year of High School opportunity.


Key elements of the youth apprenticeship program are:

  • Industry-developed skill standards
  • Exposure to multiple aspects of the industry
  • Skilled mentors assigned to train the students
  • Paid on-the-job work experience – 450 hours of work-based learning required
  • Two semesters of related classroom instruction concurrent with work-based learning
  • Curriculum guidelines for all programs
  • Performance evaluation of demonstrated competencies
  • State-issued skill certificate​

Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship 



Youth Apprenticeship Application Process

Job Shadow (utilize Your Future Fox Cities)
Submit a cover letter, resume and application to the Youth Apprentice Coordinator. DO NOT contact the business.

Forms

Cover Letter Template  .pdf  .doc 
Resume Template .pdf .doc
YA Application .pdf .doc


 






Contact

Finance; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism

North High School and West High School
Terri Berlowski
email

East High School
Ginger Sturdivant
email

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Information Technology; Manufacturing; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math); Transportation

All High Schools
Peter Worley
email

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