Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It's designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction.
This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.
During a visit last week to Rhinelander, Department of Workforce Development Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry reported the recently-signed state budget funds apprenticeships...
"...(Governor Walker) made a commitment to youth apprenticeship, replacing federal money that was , I think, unwisely being applied and the Governor put $1.8 million into youth apprenticeship, as well as fully funded adult apprenticeship...."
The Department of Workforce Development is accepting applications for Youth Apprenticeship Local Grants for the 2013-14 school year. More information is available through the state government web portal at wisconsin.gov