Youth Apprenticeship (YA) integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills defined by Wisconsin industries. Local programs provide training based on statewide youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. Students are instructed by qualified teachers and skilled worksite mentors. 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 ("Become a Youth Apprentice." Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Home, 2022, https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/ya-applicants.htm).
The Division of Education is in partnership with local highschools across our service area to offer the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program. Please connect with Lea Merkel if you are interested in learning more about Marshfield Clinic Health System YA program.