Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program
Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Development’s Youth Apprenticeship Program was founded in 1992 and included one
program area (printing).
Today, there are ten programs:
Agriculture, Food and Natural
Architecture and Construction
Arts, A/V Technology and
Hospitality, Lodging and Tourism
Science, Technology, Engineering and
10. Transportation, Distribution and
High school students are accepted into
the program prior to their junior or senior year. YA students must fulfill
their high school requirements, complete industry related secondary education
coursework or advanced placement courses at their high school, while being
employed in their chosen program area.
Upon completion of the program these young people are better prepared to
continue working towards their chosen career field and have gained valuable
skills necessary to be successful in the Wisconsin workforce.
- Build your resume with real world, on the
- Strengthen your college and scholarship
- Earn advanced standing credits for a technical
college or university
- Earn a state-recognized certificate of
occupational proficiency upon completion
“I believe this is a
wonderful program for kids that know what profession they want to get into. It
not only gives them work experience in the real world it also provides more
learning opportunities at NWTC. My son has grown in the working world and has
put to use his skills he learned in school. It truly gives kids confidence and
motivation to pursue their interests. A fantastic opportunity for kids!” --Parent of Transportation program Youth
"Through the Youth Apprenticeship program, our organization is able to collaborate with area schools and the Greater Green Bay Chamber to develop the future workforce. We are providing an opportunity for students to get some on-the-job training, which will benefit the community and we may be looking at a potential future employee!" --Bruce Bartel, treatment manager at NEW Water, Green Bay
- Student advice
- Why a business should consider participating
- How the program has helped to sustain the workforce at Paper Converting Machine Corporation
do I apply?
Applications will be accepted starting
in January.* Interested high school sophomores and juniors can access
the online application in the far right column on this page. All areas of the application should be
completed and then sent to David Schultz at the Greater Green Bay Chamber. In addition to the application students must
complete the skills sheet for the program area they wish to apply for.
Interviews with interested employers
will then be scheduled for the students that were accepted into the
program. These interviews will start in
February and run through May until all students have been placed with employers. If a student is not placed in a job then they
are not part of the Youth Apprenticeship program.
CNA applicants will be contacted by mid-March
so they can schedule their CNA class that must take place over the summer
unless their school has a CNA program.
will be accepted throughout the school year if job placement has been
solidified and related coursework has been scheduled.
information is available on the WDWD website at: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/
For other questions, please contact David
Schultz, Youth Workforce Development, at 920.593.3406 or firstname.lastname@example.org .