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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. 

Learn more about the program from students and employers:


The Oshkosh Chamber and OASD have partnered with the following 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, Accounting, Procurement

Humane Society – Animal Basics

Gartman Mechanical - Plumbing

Lara's Tortilla Flats - Culinary

EAA - Culinary

Bergstrom Automotive – Automotive Technician 

J. Stadler Machine, Inc. - Machining

Stainless Piping Specialists - Welding and Machining

Oshkosh Marine Supply – Maintenance/Machining

C.R.E.W. Inc. - Marketing, Machining

Overton Farms LLC – Animal Basics

Omro Care Center - Health/Nursing 

Shea Electric - Electrician 

We currently have students looking for placements in: accounting, IT, marketing, carpentry, welding, animal science, careers as electricians.

Please consider looking at your long term workforce development needs and contact me at patti@oshkoshchamber.com 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.