Youth Apprenticeship: Construction - View the video

Youth Apprenticeship Program

Youth Apprenticeship Program
Business Mentor, Student & Parent Discussion
Dane County School Consortium

5301 Monona Drive, Rm. 205
Monona, WI 53716


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Help Topic – College & Career Prep

The Dane County School Consortium works collaboratively with 16 Dane County school districts and statewide programs to offer educational opportunities related to career exploration. The Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program and the Middle College Program are two current programs offered to Dane County students. The Youth Apprenticeship program is a Wisconsin flagship opportunity managed by the Dane County Schools Consortium for schools within Dane County. The Middle College program is a subcontract grant received from the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin. Additionally, partnerships with schools, businesses, and community groups bring innovative programs to the academic and career success of Dane County students.

Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is designed to give high school students a chance to get on hands-on experience in a career while taking technical classes about the occupation. The statewide School-to-Work initiative offers a variety of youth apprenticeship choices through individual school districts. Discussion with a school counselor or School-to-Career Coordinator helps a student choose an option that best meets his or her needs and career goals. This session features a look at the Construction Youth Apprenticeship with insight from a business person, student and parent involved in the program through the Dane County School Consortium. (Running Time 12:07)