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Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship
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.
- Companies Train Future Workforce Through Youth Apprenticeships
News article features how the Youth Apprenticeship program is helping grow the pool of manufacturing employees in Wisconsin by connecting high school students to manufacturing career pathways through hands-on learning experiences, offered with classroom training.
- On YA Day at the Capitol (March 8, 2018) Assembly Committee on Workforce Development hears student and employer testimonials
During this State Capitol public hearing students and employers testify about their youth apprenticeship experiences and highlight benefits of participating in the program.
- 2018-19 Youth Apprenticeship Request for Proposal (RFP) released
Applications are now open for the 2018-19 Youth Apprenticeship Local Grants. All local partnerships must be approved annually by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to operate a Youth Apprenticeship Program. For more information, please visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/grants.htm.
- Governor Walker Visits Schools Across Wisconsin to Highlight Youth Apprenticeship
In this news release, Governor Walker says Youth Apprenticeship, "encourages collaboration between students, schools, and employers, prepares students for future success in the working world, and helps meet the workforce needs of our state’s economy."
- Youth Apprenticeship Day
Governor Scott Walker proclaimed Tuesday, September 26, 2017 as Youth Apprenticeship Day.
Facebook message from Governor Scott Walker
- New Youth Apprenticeship Marketing Program
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship (YA) has added a Marketing career pathway for the 2017-18 school year. The Marketing pathway for Wisconsin's youth was developed through a collaborative partnership between the Department of Workforce Development, Department of Public Instruction, and the Dane County School Consortium.
Youth Apprenticeship program expands locally as state grants rise
- Filling America's Skills Gap
- CNBC Squawk Box profiles Youth Apprenticeship Program at Quad Graphics
- Youth Apprenticeship Success Story (YouTube video)
Eddie Gilmer is one of over 3,000 juniors and seniors across Wisconsin who participate in DWD's Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program. Here is Eddie's story. Find out about the great partnership between YA and LDI Industries in Manitowoc.