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.
Employer Benefits of Youth Apprenticeships Through the DCSC
Develop a recruitment pipeline and train future employees
Provide supervisory opportunities for your staff.
Increase workforce diversity. Age diversity. Technology diversity.
Highly Motivated Students
Work with highly motivated students and create positive relationships with local school districts.
Students gain technical skills in the classroom that help them perform at a high level on the Work site.
Provide influence on curriculum offerings and student Program Areas: preparation.
Reduce employee turnover and retaining costs by hiring youth apprentice graduates. Over 80% stay with their employer after HS graduation.
Employers flow chart is a visual representation of Employer and Mentor responsibilities. Following is a partial list of responsibilities.
-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
Are you a Current Mentor? Please click here for our Mentor Training Video.
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.