Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship

Expand Your Workforce

The Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship program gives Sheboygan area businesses the opportunity to work with high school juniors and seniors as they explore future careers. Businesses have the chance to teach professional skills that cannot be learned in a classroom and help students add career-related work experience to their resumes.

Youth Apprenticeship Works

Youth Apprenticeship provides training based on Department of Workforce Development youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. In the program, high school students receive instruction from 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.

Help Build Your Future Workforce

Once an employer has established a youth apprenticeship, they interview students to ensure the best fit for both their company and the students. Youth Apprenticeship requires students to complete an extensive application and interview process before being referred to an employer.

Youth apprentices typically attend high school classes for part of the day and work with their employers mornings/afternoons/weekends depending upon the needs of the employer and flexibility of the student's schedule. All YA students must work a minimum of 450 paid work hours in a given year.

Sheboygan Area youth apprentices are gaining career experience in fields like:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Finance
  • STEM
  • Health
  • Hospitality & Culinary
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
YA Spotlight Partners 2022-2023

Plymouth Industries: Welding Pathway
“Currently, we employ two outstanding welder apprentices that contribute to daily production as well as challenge our veteran staff through training and coaching interactions. Due to Sheboygan County’s skilled labor shortage and competitive labor market, investing in young talented tradesmen has been key to workforce growth.”
-John J. Knowles, President

Rohde Brothers, Inc.: Architecture & Construction-Electrical and Welding Pathways
“The students are truly eager to learn – that motivates them to be at work consistently. Not only are they learning, but they are also contributing to our workload, which helps us make our customers happy. Youth Apprentices also bring new ideas to the workplace, and it’s so fun to consider them and apply them as we can.”
-Claudia Krepsky, HR Manager


Learn more about becoming a Youth Apprenticeship Employer
Tanya Jaeger – Youth Apprenticeship Manager
Lakeshore Technical College – 920.693.1280

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Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship program is partially funded through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.