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The primary role of an IT-Data Analyst is to collect and organize data to provide business insight. Data analysts are typically involved with selecting, integrating, querying, and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data. They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders/customers issues. They document and report the results of data analysis activities to improve business performance. They have a good understanding of data structures, database systems, and data processing and manipulation skills using analytical tools to undertake a range of different types of analyses.

Working Conditions

IT-Data Analysts typically work in well-lit offices in comfortable surroundings or in computer laboratories. Most work at least 40 hours a week, but due to the project-oriented nature of the work, they may also have to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or solve unexpected technical problems. Like other workers who spend large amounts of time in front of a computer terminal typing at a keyboard, they are susceptible to eyestrain, back discomfort and hand and wrist problems.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must have a government issued ID
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the occupation with reasonable accommodations

Terms of Apprenticeship

  • 2-year apprenticeship under the hybrid model (both time-based and competency-based)
  • Total of 4360 hours
  • 360 hours of paid related instruction
  • Complete Transition to Trainer course in the final term

Get Started

To begin an IT Data Analyst Apprenticeship, you'll need to complete the following components of the application process.

Apply directly to the employer's personnel or hiring office. Apprenticeship opportunities are oftentimes only available to workers already employed in their current workforce.  Apprenticeship openings are often listed with Local Job Center, Workforce Development offices, Job Center of Wisconsin, Technical College Websites, Wisconsin TechConnect or on the company's website.
In many cases, the best chance to obtain an apprenticeship is to find an employer willing to hire you and then persuade them to provide skilled training. Large companies often have a bargaining agreement with a union that makes apprenticeship opportunities only available to workers already employed in their current workforce.


For questions about apprenticeships or the application process, please call us at 715.803.1242 or stop by in-person at:

Apprenticeship Office, Room F112
Northcentral Technical College
1000 W. Campus Drive
Wausau, WI 54401