Youth Apprenticeship 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 20 area 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, please visit the State Youth Apprenticeship website: dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/.


To inquire about program participation, please contact:

    Shelley Drescher
    Work-Based Learning Coordinator
    CESA 5
    608-745-5482


CESA 5 Consortium


130+ Juniors & Seniors
120+ Employers
80%+ offered employment upon completion
$4+ : $1 = WI Taxpayers' return on  investment for CESA 5's YA Consortium
Participating Districts

Adams-Friendship
Baraboo 
Cambria-Friesland 
Columbus
Fall River
Lodi
Montello 
Necedah
New Lisbon
Pardeeville




Portage
Poynette
Randolph
Reedsburg
Rio
Sauk Prairie
Wautoma
Westfield
Wild Rose
Wisconsin Dells