Dane County School Consortium

Preparing Students For College & Careers

A Leader in Youth Apprenticeship Programs


iStock_000019790776SmallThe Wisconsin Finance YA Program is designed to provide students with a working understanding of core employability and financial services skills, as well as occupationally specific skills that serve as the standard for occupational pathways in the finance and insurance industry. This program provides the framework for educators and industry to work together to produce work-ready, entry-level employees that will compete favorably in a global market, as well as, provide for post-secondary educational advancement while integrating work-based learning in the school and worksite.

Finance is a growing field offering opportunities for working with businesses and personal financial needs. Those working in finance can find opportunities in banking., insurance, or accounting.

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Finance Pathways

                      1.  Business Financial Management- Accounting (Basic & Advanced)

                      2.  Banking and Related Services- Banking

                      3.  Insurance- Insurance Services

  • Apply during second semester of sophomore or junior year
  • Be on track for graduation
  • Display a genuine interest in the Finance Pathway
  • Submit a completed application along with references
  • Interview effectively and get hired
  • Maintain a high level of attendance
  • Secure transportation to the job
  • On track for high school graduation

Recommended: take finance-related classes before applying for this program

Recommended: successfully complete at least one job-shadow experience prior to applying for this program

Recommended courses to be taken at home, at a job training site, at Madison College, or online include:

  • Accounting I and II
  • Marketing
  • Personal Finance
  • Other training offered by a financial institution

The curriculum for this program is aligned with the National States’ Career Cluster Standards Knowledge and Skill statements. It is also endorsed by the Wisconsin Bankers Association, the Wisconsin Credit Union League and the Wisconsin Office of the Commission of Insurance.

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