Youth Apprenticeship Coordinators / Partners Resources

Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship Coordinators are the backbone of the local Youth Apprenticeship program operations, coordinating the efforts of the many partners involved withserving students in the local consortium.

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The purpose of the grant is to sustain and expand the statewide youth apprenticeship program. All local partnerships must be approved by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to operate a Youth Apprenticeship Program.

YA Program Application Guidelines

Submitting a YA Program Application and Grant

How Can I Ensure My Program Grant Will be Awarded?

Grant Management - Expenditures/Match Form

Youth Apprenticeship Forms and Publications

Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Regulations, Policies and Procedures Manual (2020)

WI Youth Apprenticeship Media Packet

Guidance of Sharing Success of YA

Submit Success Stories/YA Events

Waiver Form

YA Day

YA Day: Event Suggestions


2020 Youth Apprenticeship Forum

Program Agenda

Round One Concurrent Workshops

Collective Insights on Employment of Minors, Worker's Compensation, and Insurance
Presenters: Matt White, DWD Equal Rights Division, Bureau of Investigations Director
Joseph Moreth, DWD Worker's Compensation, Bureau of Insurance Director
Tom McInerny, R&R Insurance, Commercial Insurance Consultant

Connecting YA Students to the Skilled Trades and Registered Apprenticeship
Presenters: Terry Hayden, WI Pipe Trades Association, President
Dave Branson, Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin, President / Executive Director

Dual Credit Partnership and WTCS Initiatives to Support Early College
Presenters: Jeremy Walden, Madison College, Early College Partnership Manager
Schauna Rasmussen, Madison College, Early College and Workforce Strategy Dean
Penny Thompson, McFarland High School, School to Career and CTE Coordinator

Lighten Your Workload While Stretching Your YA Dollars
Presenters: Kristin Erickson, MS, CRC, LPC – DWD DVR Transition Counselor
David Cruz, DWD Business Service Consultant

Quality Career Pathway Elements
Presenters: Robin Kroyer-Kubicek, Wi DPI, Education Consultant Career Cluster, WI Skill Standards & Work-Based Learning
Blania Calderon Cancel, DWD / DET Economic Incentive Section, Economist

Round Two Concurrent Workshops

Apprenticeship 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Apprenticeship but Were Afraid to Ask
Presenters: Stephanie Haka, DWD BAS, RA Apprenticeship Training Representative
Elizabeth Pusch, DWD BAS, RA Field Operations Analyst

Employer Outreach Solutions: Engaging with the Business Services Team
Presenters: Heath Bierman, DWD Job Center, Employment Training Specialist
David Cruz, DWD / DVR Business Services Consultant
Dana Melahn, SW WDB, Job Developer / Apprenticeship Liaison

Marketing Your YA Program and Services, and Establishing Impactive Program Practices
Presenters: Josh Fassl, Dane County School Consortium Director
Sarah Tarpey, Watertown Unified School District, School-to-Career Coordinator

PM General Session

Youth Apprenticeships: Collective Conversations – Creating Opportunities
Presenters: Kathryn Feuerhelm, UW-Stout Emerging Center for CTE Excellence Interim Director
Sylvia Tiala, UW-Stout Associate Professor Teaching, Learning & Leadership

Recommended Reading: Stanford Social Innovation Review: Collective Impact Article