The Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program is a rigorous one- or two-year elective statewide program that combines academic and technical instruction with mentored, paid, on-the-job learning that makes a real world connection for students.
Youth Apprentices work a minimum of 450 hours at their YA worksite each year of their program and take related high school or college classes to enhance their worksite experiences.
High school juniors and seniors from participating North Central Wisconsin School-to-Career Partnership schools are eligible to participate.
Benefits of Youth Apprenticeship
There are several benefits associated with participating in the Youth Apprenticeship program, including: earning a paycheck while learning from skilled professionals, receiving high school elective credit, potentially earning college credit through Credit for Prior Learning opportunities, and receiving a state-issued skills certificate, which is recognized by employers and colleges.