The Youth Apprenticeship program is part of a statewide school-to-work initiative designed specifically for high school students that integrates academic and technical instruction with paid, mentored work experience, that prepares students with occupational and employability skills. These opportunities are supported by local businesses and educational leaders, and provide students with strong academic, technical, and life skills. It is a one or two year commitment. Areas include:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (including Vet Assistant)
- Architecture & Construction (including Drafting & Planning)
- Finance (including Accounting, Banking & Insurance)
- Health Science (including Nursing Assistant, Dental Assistant & Pharmacy Technician)
- Hospitality, Lodging & Tourism
- Information Technology (including Hardware, Software, & Digital Media)
- Manufacturing (including Welding and Machining)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (including Engineering and Bioscience)
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (including Automotive & Diesel Technician
Students manage a checklist of area-specific competencies on the job while the employer evaluates the student. Upon completion of hte Youth Apprenticeship requirements, the student receives a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
High school juniors and seniors who meet certain criteria are eligible to participate.
For more information, go to the Blackhawk Technical College Youth Apprenticeship page.
See Evansville High School's Youth Apprenticeship School Based Coordinator for details, application materials and processes.