Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship

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Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction.

This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.

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  • Youth Apprenticeship program expands locally as state grants rise

  • Think-Make-Happen In Wisconsin. Wisconsin offers unique opportunities for business, personal and career success, including the Department of Workforce Development’s Youth Apprenticeship Program, featured in a video produced in partnership with Waunakee High School.

  • Filling America's Skills Gap - CNBC Squawk Box profiles Youth Apprenticeship Program at Quad Graphics

  • Youth Apprenticeship Success Story (YouTube video)
    Eddie Gilmer is one of over 3,000 juniors and seniors across Wisconsin who participate in DWD's Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program. Here is Eddie's story. Find out about the great partnership between YA and LDI Industries in Manitowoc.

  • Coming this fall: New Youth Apprenticeship Marketing Program
    The Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program is adding a new marketing career pathway for the 2017-2018 school year. This 11th pathway offering for Wisconsin's youth was developed through a collaborative partnership between the WI Department of Workforce Development, WI Department of Public Instruction, and the Dane County School Consortium. YA consortiums and coordinators may begin recruitment as early as this summer for this marketing career pathway.

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