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What Youth Apprenticeship offers 

The one and two-year apprenticeships prepare students for a number of post-secondary options:

  • Entering the workforce directly from high school

  • Entering a registered apprenticeship 

  • Enrolling in a technical college or a university in an occupationally
    related degree program. 

Each student works in partnership with an employer-identified mentor, specialized classroom instructor and high school apprenticeship coordinator to receive the best skills and knowledge possible.

The apprenticeship requires that students work a minimum of 450 hours to complete a one-year apprenticeship and 900 hours to complete a two-year program.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, students are awarded a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Graduates may be eligible to receive advanced standing and/or transcripted credit at a local technical college or credit toward the admission requirements for the University of Wisconsin system (in selected programs).

Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeships are a great way for career motivated students to experience the real world of a chosen career field. 

“Success in the New Economy” helps audiences understand how to ultimately secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Students must simultaneously receive applied technical skills, industry-recognized certifications, and employability preparation combined with a rigorous general education. Video Produced and narrated by Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.,

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