Youth Apprenticeship History

How was the YA program developed?

1991

1991 - 1992

State agency staff, local educators, and business representatives travel to Germany to model YA after the German system of apprenticeship

1992

First YA students enrolled in new Printing YA Program

1994

1995

Office of Workforce Excellence becomes division of Connecting Education and Work within DWD to oversee YA

1999

2000

Federal School-to-Work funding ends

2001

State legislature reduced funding by 27%, 4% in 2002; and 50% in 2003 to a total of $1.1 million per year

2002

2004

Enrollment drops to 2230 YA students involving 1581 employers related to drops in funding

2005

2007

2008