Youth Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for employers to offer hands on experience to high school students. Employers who participate in Youth Apprenticeship have the pleasure of increasing students career interest and awareness while offering a unique educational experience.

Participate in Youth Apprenticeship

Participating in Youth Apprenticeship has many benefits. Youth Apprenticeship allows you to:

  • Shape the quality of your future workforce
  • Access a pipeline of skilled employees
  • Recruit potential employees
  • Build greater employee loyalty and lower turnover
  • Create positive PR by helping youth with employment and education
  • Develop partnerships with local high schools

Get Started

Contact area high school(s) and ask for the designated Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator or Ben Bliese, Career and Employer Services Coordinator at NTC, at 715.803.1190 or

Resources for Employers

Whether you are an employer who currently participates in the Youth Apprenticeship program or a new employer considering the program, the resources provided below will help you successfully navigate the Youth Apprenticeship program.

Welcome Message For YA Mentors

Thank you for supporting our Youth Apprenticeship program! We are excited to partner with you and your company and hope you have a positive experience with your high school Youth Apprentice. Please watch this video for important information about mentor responsibilities.


DWD Resources for Employers

Materials contain information about Youth Apprenticeship, Youth Apprenticeship to Registered Apprenticeship Bridging opportunities, as well as the advantages of building your talent pipeline through the DWD Youth Apprenticeship program.

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NEW On-The-Job Learning (OJL) Performance Guides

Have Questions?

Please contact Ben Bliese with any questions relating to Youth Apprenticeship.

Ben Bliese

Ben Bliese

Career and Employer Services Coordinator
Ben coordinates the high school Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program and works with employers and students to offer career services.