School-Based Coordinators play an important role in bridging the gap between high school students and local employers.

Your participation and support has helped us serve over 3,000 students in a Youth Apprenticeship program!

Participate in Youth Apprenticeship

If your high school district is interested in participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, please contact Ben Bliese, Career and Employer Services Coordinator, at 715.803.1190 or

Youth Apprenticeship Forms

Provided below you will find some of the common forms that you will need to use with your students and employers.


DWD Resources for School-Based Coordinators

Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has created materials intended to provide industry specific information on the DWD Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program, as well as a guide to understanding how to bridge from YA to Registered Apprenticeship (RA).

View Resources

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

Completed Forms

Please email or mail completed application portfolios to Ben Bliese, Career and Employer Services Coordinator, at or 1000 W Campus Dr, Wausau, WI 54401 — ATTN: Ben Bliese.

Please email or mail completed registration forms, Education Training Agreements (ETAs), On-The-Job Learning (OJL) Performance Guides, post program surveys, and termination forms to Pam Hanke, Youth Apprenticeship Specialist, at or 1000 W Campus Dr, Wausau, WI 54401 — ATTN: Pam Hanke.

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.