Youth Apprenticeship Program Information

What is the YA program?

Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. CESA 5 coordinates the Youth Apprenticeship program for 21 high schools. It is designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a work site along with classroom instruction.

For more information go the the State Youth Apprenticeship website: dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/

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


                   CESA 5 YA Student Application


For information contact:
Shelley Drescher
608-745-5482



Youth Apprenticeship Consortium High Schools
Baraboo, Cambria-Friesland, Columbus, Fall River, Lodi, Montello, Necedah, New Lisbon, Pacelli, Pardeeville, Portage, Poynette, Randolph, Reedsburg, Rio, Sauk Prairie, Wautoma, Westfield, Wild Rose, Wisconsin Dells, Wonewoc-Center