Did you know Wisconsin has the oldest and largest Youth Apprenticeship program in the United States? In the 2022-2023 schoolyear, nearly 10,000 Wisconsin students were apprentices. Youth Apprenticeship is an industry-driven strategy that links students with viable career pathways while building a stable workforce and engaging interested students through on-the-job learning at local businesses. Youth Apprentices gain in-demand skills through hands-on training combined with classroom instruction under the supervision of skilled mentors which engages students in their learning process. Youth Apprenticeship offers opportunities across many different industries in hundreds of occupations to fit each students interests and career goals. The following industry tracks are currently available in Milwaukee County:
Over 600 employers in Milwaukee County currently provide Youth Apprenticeship opportunities. Youth Apprenticeship is a highly successful talent acquisition strategy that has a multitude of benefits to employers, including gaining interested employees that are ready to learn your business in a program tailored to your needs, standards, and goals. As well as growing your future workforce, current employees show higher improved job satisfaction by mentoring and shaping the next generation of workers, leading to higher retention. Are you an employer interested in creating or expanding Youth Apprenticeship at your business?