Youth Apprenticeship for Employers | Northcentral Technical College

Youth Apprenticeship for Employers

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 contact Dina Kilinski, Regional Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator at Northcentral Technical College at or 715.803.1190.

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.

The Youth Apprentice program has been a great partnership with NTC and the different school districts. We have had great success with the students we mentored, and it gave them a real life learning experience which is extremely valuable. It also helped our organization by providing some extra help, and a mentoring experience for the full time employees. This program provides students experience that they will be able to use either furthering their education or going out into the job market.

Mark Hanson, City of Wausau

The Youth Apprenticeship program gives you the opportunity to start with students who are young and eager to learn and you can train and develop them in your culture, using your equipment, learning your processes and develop them into a future career and long-term employment. It’s been a great opportunity for us.

Kari Brunette, Wausau Window and Wall Systems


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