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-Develop a recruitment pipeline and train future employees to your standards
-Increase workforce diversity
-Provide supervisory opportunities for staff
-Work with highly motivated students and create positive relationships with local schools
-Assessment of student for potential long-term employment
-Reduce employee turnover and retraining costs
-Help improve student career planning opportunities
Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements, in a Youth Apprenticeship related instruction class, and are employed by a participating employer under the supervision of a skilled mentor.
Work-Based Training: Youth Apprentices work 10-20 hours per week. Summer employment is encouraged. Students are given release time to work during the school day.
Employers flow chart (image) is a visual representation of Employer and Mentor responsibilities. Following is a partial list of responsibilities.
Interview and hire YA student(s)
Provide on-the-job training to YA student(s) as identified in the Youth Apprenticeship Checklist
Pay YA student(s)
Participate in regular Progress Reviews
Ensure 450 hours per year of worksite training/work hours
Comply with child labor laws
Youth Apprenticeship could not exist without the commitment and support by local employers to develop the next generation of workers.
Are you interested in learning more about the Youth Apprenticeship program and becoming a training site? Please contact Josh Fassl, Director, Dane County School Consortium
Fax: (608) 221-4361
Address: 5301 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716