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Who is a Youth Apprentice?

Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program integrates school-based and work-based learning to provide students with employability and occupational skills.
Students are seeking entry into a specific career program area that aligns with their long-term career and training plans.  These students have completed the YA application process and have been given introductory employability skill training.

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Employer Benefits of Youth Apprenticeships Through the DCSC


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Develop a recruitment pipeline and train future employees


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Opportunities ​

Provide supervisory opportunities for your staff.


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Increase workforce diversity. Age diversity. Technology diversity. 


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Highly Motivated Students 

Work with highly motivated students and create positive relationships with local school districts.


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Technical Skills 

Students gain technical skills in the classroom that help them perform at a high level on the Work site.


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Influence  Curriculum 

Provide influence on curriculum offerings and student Program Areas: preparation.


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Reduce Turnover 

Reduce employee turnover and retaining costs by hiring youth apprentice graduates. Over 80% stay with their employer after HS graduation.

Getting your Business Involved

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