What Is Youth Apprenticeship

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What Is Youth Apprenticeship
The Youth Apprenticeship program is part of a statewide school-to-work initiative designed specifically for high school students that integrates academic and technical instruction with paid, mentored work experience at a local jobsite.

Who Is Eligible
High school juniors and seniors that meet certain criteria are eligible to participate.

How Do Students Apply
High school students have the opportunity to attend an information night at BTC in February during their Sophomore or Junior year. Students submit an application to their YA school-based coordinator in the spring prior to the year they would like to participate.

What Is Required
Students can choose between a one-year and a two-year program. For each year of involvement, students must take two semesters of related, technical instruction at their home high school or through Blackhawk Technical College. Students must also work 450 hours under the guidance of a skilled mentor.

How Do Employers Hire A Youth Apprentice

Contact the Rock County regional coordinator at (608) 757-7729

Program Overview

Youth Apprenticeship offers 43 career program choices in ten career cluster areas available for youth to pursue through the Rock County School-to-Work Partnership.  These include:

Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources has 6 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Large Animal/Herd
  • Vet Assistant
  • Crops
  • Greenhouse
  • Landscaping
  • Water Resources

Architecture & Construction offers 6 Youth Apprenticeship career option:

  • Architectural Drafting & Planning
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Masonry / Concrete
  • Mechanical / HVAC
  • Plumbing / Sprinkler Fitting

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications has 2 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Printing
  • Graphics

Finance has 3 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Insurance

Health Science offers six Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory/Support Services (dietary, laboratory, imaging, optometry, or physical therapy)
  • Medical Office
  • Dental Assistant

Hospitality, Lodging, & Tourism offers 9 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Dining
  • Kitchen
  • Front Desk
  • Housekeeping
  • Travel/Tours
  • Grounds & Maintenance
  • Meetings & Events
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Management

Information Technology has 3 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Support & Web Design

Manufacturing has 6 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Assembly & Packaging
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Machining
  • Operations Management
  • Welding
  • Equipment Maintenance

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math or STEM offers 3 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Bioscience

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics offers 4 Youth Apprenticeship career options:

  • Auto Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Auto Collision
  • Logistics / Supply Chain Management