Jonathan Barry


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...

WXPR Ken Krall

The newly passed state budget will put $100 million dollars more into workforce development and a state leader says it's designed to help local people get jobs.

Department of Workforce Development Deputy Jonathan Barry says the new state budget for the first time puts state money into workforce development. He says the budget funds a new way to analyze the state's workforce, giving technical colleges, job centers and employers better data...