Youth Work Experience
Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for high school juniors or seniors 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.
You can learn more about the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program on the Department of Workforce Development's website. There are frequently asked questions relating to students, parents, schools, employers, etc.
The Oshkosh Chamber and OASD have partnered with several areas businesses.
Students that are currently placed at employer locations for the 2014-2015 school year include:
Oshkosh Marine Supply – Maintenance and Repair of Industrial Equipment
The Waters – Landscaping
Kobussen – Automotive Technician
Kitz & Pfiel – Accounting
Shallbetter Inc. – Engineering
Humane Society – Animal Basics
Gartman Mechanical - Plumbing
Lara's Tortilla Flats - Culinary
EAA - Culinary
J. Stadler Machine, Inc. - Machining
Glacier Ridge Farms - Animal Basics
Stainless Piping Specialists - Welding and Machining
Oshkosh Marine Supply – Maintenance/Machining
C.R.E.W. Inc. - Marketing
Please consider looking at your long term workforce development needs and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the youth apprenticeship program for high school Juniors and Seniors.
Below Jareth Zimmerman of Oshkosh North takes part in his Auto Technician Apprenticeship.
Below, Marc Stanga works with his mentor.
Jareth Zimmerman (left) and Marc Stanga (right) receive their certificates for completing their Youth Apprenticeship with Bergstrom. Also, pictured Mark Boushele, the Auto Mechanics Instructor from Oshkosh West.