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.

Please consider looking at your long term talent needs and contact Patti Andresen – Shew at to learn more about the youth apprenticeship program for high school Juniors and Seniors.

The Oshkosh Chamber and OASD have partnered with the following areas businesses to provide students with youth apprenticeship placements:

  • Aurora – Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Ascension Mercy Hospital – Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Bergstrom Automotive – Automotive Technician
  • Cliff’s Tire and Battery – Automotive Technician
  • C.R.E.W. Inc. – Marketing, Machining, Engineering
  • Culvers – Culinary and Management
  • EAA – Culinary
  • Felix Auto – Automotive Technician
  • Gartman Mechanical – Plumbing
  • Humane Society – Animal Basics
  • J. Stadler Machine, Inc. – Machining
  • Kitz & Pfiel – Accounting
  • Kobussen – Automotive Technician
  • Miravida– Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Northpoint – Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Olive Garden – Culinary and Management
  • Oshkosh Area School District – Information Technology Help Desk
  • Oshkosh Corporation – Electrical, Software, and Mechinical Engineers
  • Oshkosh Marine Supply – Maintenance and Repair of Industrial Equipment
  • Overton Farms LLC – Animal Basics
  • Powergrid Solutions – Engineering, Accounting, Procurement
  • Service Oil – Automotive Technician
  • Shea Electric – Electrician
  • Stainless Piping Specialists – Welding and Machining
  • The Waters – Landscaping
  • Tony’s Auto Body – Automotive Technician
  • Valley Visiting Nurses Association – Certified Nursing Assistants