Through the youth apprenticeship program (YA) high school juniors and seniors have an opportunity to begin their career while still in high school.

Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements and in youth apprenticeship related technical instruction class.  They are also employed by a participating employer under the supervision of a skilled mentor.

The Employer Flow Chart Image is a visual representation of Employer and Mentor responsibilities.  The following is a partial list of those responsibilities:

  • Interview and hire YA student(s)
  • Provide on-the-job training to YA student(s) as identified in the corresponding Youth Apprenticeship Checklist
  • Pay YA student(s)
  • Participate in regular Progress Reviews
  • Ensure 450 hours per year of worksite training/work hours
  • Comply with Child Labor Laws

To learn more about the role of the employer click on the following link Role of the Employer.

Youth Apprenticeship could not exist without the commitment and support by local employers to develop the next generation of workers.