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NTC to Recognize Youth Workforce Readiness by Hosting YA Day

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Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson to Address Students
 

Kelsi Seubert
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 715.803.1509
Email: seubert@ntc.edu

October 14, 2015 (All day)
(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Nearly 100 area juniors and seniors participating in a Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program, along with Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson, will recognize youth workforce readiness by attending YA Day at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) on Thursday, October 15.
 
The YA program at NTC 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.  This academic year, 177 Youth Apprentices from 27 schools are working at 141 local businesses through the YA program to date.
 
YA Day is an event dedicated to allowing Youth Apprentices to further explore the connections between their work experience at partner businesses and the related high school and college level classes they are completing. Youth Apprentices will also tour the NTC campus, participate in Junior Achievement sessions and hear from DWD Sec. Reggie Newson about the importance of youth workforce readiness.
 
"The Youth Apprenticeship program offers students the opportunity to gain lifelong skills that employers demand and earn technical college credit, all while still attending high school," Secretary Newson said. "I look forward to attending the Youth Apprenticeship Day and meeting both the students and regional partners that are helping innovative work-based learning programs thrive in the Wausau area."
 
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