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Architecture and Construction

The Architecture and Construction career cluster comprises one of the largest industries in the United States. Careers ranging from architecture to welding are found within this particular cluster. According to the Department of Labor, the construction industry is the second largest employer in the U.S.


Check out this Student Career Info video on DCSC Construction Students 

The Wisconsin Architecture and Construction Youth Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide students with a working understanding of occupational and technical skills in one of the seven pathways within the Architecture and Construction industry.

This Youth Apprenticeship occupational area focuses on the Construction Pathway. Students participating in this pathway will choose between the skilled trades of

  • Architectural Drafting

  • Carpentry Fundamentals

  • Electrical Fundamentals

  • Heavy Equipment

  • Masonry

  • Mechanical/HVAC

  • Plumber Sprinkler Fitter


"I have been an apprentice at Stevens Construction Corporation for a little over 6 months now and the experience has truly been eye opening. I started learning from the minute that I arrived at the jobsite and have constantly been learning new things since then. I have learned all about the field of construction, with much more to learn, and I have also been exposed to some of the real world at a young age which is a cool experience. I am also taking a very interesting construction class at McFarland. I have learned many things that have already helped me with my job, and will also help me in many other ways in the future.   To anyone wondering if they should do the apprenticeship program, I would definitely recommend it. The best way to learn a job is simply by doing it. If the apprenticeship program has a career that interests you, do it. You will be able to see if that career is something that you would really enjoy doing in the future. And it will help you in many ways, just as it has helped me." 


Jared Mathison, Class of 2018

Two-Year Youth Apprentice

Business Partners that support Youth Apprenticeship:

Architecture Samuelson Austin - Deerfiel
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