Youth Apprenticeship Employers
YA would not exist without the commitment by local employers to develop the next generation of workers
What is the YA program?
Youth Apprenticeship (YA) is a highly successful talent acquisition strategy in which employers hire high school juniors or seniors for a one or two-year apprenticeship. During the apprenticeship, the student continues toward high school graduation and takes courses related to the profession as a way of enhancing what is being learned on the job. The YA Program is coordinated locally by regional consortia and overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Each consortium typically includes several participating high schools. Employers may hire from more than one high school and even work with multiple consortia to meet their hiring needs.
Meeting Business Needs: Prepare the next generation of workers for your industry / business!
Approved YA career programs in Wisconsin
Employer Responsibilities in the YA Program
Key responsibilities of YA employers:
Requirements for YA Employment
- Hiring Youth Apprentices Fact Sheet for Wisconsin Employers
- Wisconsin's Employment of Minors (Child Labor): Manufacturing and Construction Equipment Guidance – This DWD Equal Rights Division document provides a list of equipment commonly used in manufacturing and construction jobs and explains when minors may use such equipment.