Youth Apprenticeship

YA

A Strategic Partnership Involving High Schools, Students, and Employers

Opportunities are available with a wide range of local employers.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS in Sheboygan County, Kiel, and New Holstein

Explore a future career while you’re still in high school – and get paid to learn!

Youth Apprenticeships offer the opportunity for you to learn about a career by working a paid job with a local employer while you are still in high school. One- and two-year programs start when you’re a junior or senior. Opportunities are available with a wide range of local employers.

Apprentices receive occupational related instruction and on-the-job training as part of your regular high school schedule. You’ll earn credits toward your high school graduation, and you’ll graduate with a state skills certificate and career-related work experience. These experiences are looked at favorably on college and job applications, and sometimes lead to a longer term job with your YA employer.

YA Student Stories

Watch recent YA students share their experiences in this video.

YA Career Fields

See the list of career areas offering Youth Apprenticeships:

Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Mechanical
Architecture/Construction
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Construction
Finance
  • Accounting
  • Banking
Health
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Dietary Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
Hospitality / Culinary
  • Culinary
  • Lodging
Information Technology
  • IT Essentials
  • Web and Graphics
Manufacturing
  • Assembly / Packing
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Processes
  • Production Operations / Quality Assurance
  • Welding
Marketing
  • Communications
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Bioscience
Transportation
  • Auto Collision
  • Auto Technician
  • Supply Chain Management

To view program checklists, visit the Department of Workforce Development YA Skills Checklists web page
 

Apply for Youth Apprenticeship 

Become a Youth Apprentice. If you’ll be a high school junior or senior next year, you’re eligible to apply for Youth Apprenticeship.
 

LTC Course Options for Youth Apprentices

Youth Apprentices have the option of enrolling in relevant LTC courses and earning LTC credits while in the program. Up to 6 credits per year are covered by the YA program as long as a C or better grade is earned in the course. Learn more.

 

EMPLOYERS

Learn how Youth Apprenticeship can benefit your business.

 

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