Youth Apprenticeship Testimonials

People Touched by the YA Program

Employers are saying. . . 

Students are saying . . .

VIDEO - Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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Career and technical education (CTE) provides multiple pathways for students to become college and career ready, even while in high school. Strong partnerships between PK-12 schools, local businesses, and technical colleges are often an important component of CTE. These partnerships have been used to provide innovative instruction on state of the art equipment, put students' creativity to work for local industry, create pools of local talent in communities, and make learning relevant and engaging to students. Many educators have reinvented CTE into a field that rigorously explores real-world applications of academic concepts.

More than 90,000 Wisconsin high school students are currently taking career and technical education courses in fields like manufacturing, agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health occupations, marketing, technology and engineering.

VIDEO - Wisconsin Technical College Youth Apprenticeship

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text transcript of testimonial

In this video, an interview is conducted with a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in the Green Bay area.

"Rose" is a former Youth Apprenticeship student, who talks about her experiences in the Finance area of the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program. She describes her starting point amid struggles to find focus and direction for her educational and employment futures, and the new opportunities ahead of her.

Video - Manufacturing Youth Apprenticeship at A to Z Machine Company, Inc., Appleton

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Wins National 2012 Optimas Award for Partnership

YA Manufacturing Partner- A to Z Machining- Wins National Award for its innovative program that teaches high school students the skills required by today's manufacturing industry.  2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Partnership full article at Workforce Magazine.

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