Youth apprenticeship offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to prepare for a career while still in high school. The Youth Apprenticeship Program is a rigorous one- or two-year elective program that combines academic and technical instruction with on-the-job learning.
High schools may contact their Youth Apprenticeship Consortium for more information. Consortiums for FVTC in-district public high schools are:
High Schools: Wild Rose and Wautoma
Contact: Shelley Drescher
High Schools: Appleton Area, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Manawa, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh Area, and Waupaca
Contact: Tania Kilpatrick
Green Bay Area Partners in Education
High School: Seymour
Contacts: Nancy Schopf and Lisa Schmelzer
Wolf River School-to-Work
High Schools: Clintonville and Marion
Contact: Laura Warning
If your school does not offer YA, please feel free to contact Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship Staff.
NOTE: Many youth apprenticeship programs are undergoing curriculum revisions which will allow for even more opportunities to start exploring careers while in high school.
Students interested in Youth Apprenticeship should see their high school guidance counselors. Your high
school counselor will be happy to help you discover your options!
For more information, visit the Department of Workforce Development.