Youth Apprenticeship

BHS Youth Apprenticeship Program

What is the YA program?

Youth Apprenticeship (YA) integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills defined by Wisconsin industries. Local programs provide training based on statewide youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. Students are instructed by qualified teachers and skilled worksite mentors. Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements, in a youth apprenticeship related instruction class, and are employed by a participating employer under the supervision of a skilled mentor.

Program Framework:   Key elements of the youth apprenticeship program are:

  • Industry-developed skill standards

  • Exposure to multiple aspects of the industry

  • Skilled mentors assigned to train the students

  • Paid on-the-job work experience

  • Related classroom instruction concurrent with work-based learning

  • Curriculum guidelines for all programs

  • Performance evaluation of demonstrated competencies

  • State-issued skill certificate Anchor

Level One: Junior OR Senior year of High School 450 hours of work-based learning MINIMUM 2 semesters of related classroom instruction
Level Two (standard YA program): Junior AND Senior year of High School 900 hours of work-based learning MINIMUM 4 semesters of related classroom instruction

Youth Apprenticeship Resources

YA Coordinator
Questions or comments regarding BHS Youth Apprenticeship Contact: Mr. Mike Moran

CESA 5 Contact
Ms. Shelley Drescher P.O. Box 564 Portage, WI 53901 608-745-5482

CESA 5 Resource
Here is an excellent resource for more information on the Youth Apprenticeship program

Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Youth Apprenticeship Partners

The following businesses have partnered with the Baraboo Youth Apprenticeship Program:

  • John Turner Farms

  • Klitzke's Metal Fab

  • Monks at the Wilderness

  • Glacier Rock

  • St. Clare Meadows Care Facility

  • Reedsburg Senior Life Center

  • Meadow Ridge,

  • Baraboo Oak Park Place,

  • Baraboo Maplewood of Sauk Prairie

  • Our House Senior Living

  • Don Larson Automotive

  • Kruse Motor Sales Ltd