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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  • Online System Upgrades
    The new Youth Online Data Application (YODA) was released on May 2nd, 2016. This project upgrades the previous Youth Apprenticeship Online System, used to enter student registrations, with several new features. YODA was designed to allow external users to register students for both the Youth Apprenticeship Program and High School Pupil Grants, uploading all required documentation for a student in a one-step process. For an overview of the registration process for Youth Apprenticeship, watch the Introduction to Youth Online Data Application- YA webinar (43 minutes, 42 seconds) or view the YA Webinar PowerPoint. For an overview of the registration process for High School Pupil grants, watch the Introduction to Youth Online Data Application- HSP webinar (1 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds) or view the HSP Webinar PowerPoint.

  • Students run bank branch for youth apprenticeship, (05/12/2016)

  • 2016-17 Local YA Grant RFPs
    DWD Secretary Raymond Allen has announced the 2016-17 Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Local Youth Apprenticeship Grants. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, April 24, 2016 by 11:59 pm. A total of $2,233,700 will be made available for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 grant period. All grant awards are contingent upon the availability of state funds. The July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 grant application materials are available for download.

  • Bridging Youth to Registered Apprenticeship
    The 2016-17 RFP encourages Youth Apprenticeship consortia to reach out to employers offering Registered Apprenticeship. Bridges between the programs can offer students a clear path to a skilled career. To provide an outline of how bridges can be created, the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards has developed the Policies and Procedures for Bridging Youth Apprenticeship to Registered Apprenticeship manual. For further information, please contact ya@dwd.wisconsin.gov.

  • Registered Apprenticeship Presentation, Youth Apprenticeship In-Service (Day 2, 3/2/2016)

  • DWD DET Expenditure Reporting System (DER)
    Effective July 1, 2015, the DER replaced the CORe system as the Department of Employment and Training (DET) payment management and tracking system for DET grants. DER can be accessed at: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/der/.

  • Learning and Earning in the Trades - Youth Apprenticeship Program Build Tomorrow's Workforce: an article featured in the Fox Cities Chamber Business, August 2015
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