Envision Greater Fond du Lac’s Youth Apprenticeship Program (YA), also known as School to Work, has announced dates and locations for parent information sessions. The YA program is part of a statewide initiative designed for high school students who want hands-on learning in an area of career interest at a work site along with classroom instruction. Designed for parents of Sophomore and Junior-level High School students, these information sessions will go through what is required and involved in being a youth apprentice.
Youth apprenticeships are available across 11 different pathways including: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Art, AV Technology and Communications; Finance; Health Sciences (CNA); Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. These one or two-year elective programs combine academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning. Additionally, students receive compensation of at least minimum wage, with many pathways $9.00 per hour and up. Following completion of the program, students receive a state credential.
Upcoming parent information sessions are listed below. Interested parents/students are welcome to attend any of the locations.
- Monday, January 14 – St. Mary’s Springs Academy; 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 16 – Fond du Lac High School Library; 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 23 – Oakfield High School Cafeteria; 6:00 p.m. – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
- Wednesday, February 13 – Horace Mann High School Media Center; 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, February 18 – Lomira High School Commons; 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 20 – Laconia High School Auditorium; 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, February 21 – Oakfield High School; 6:00 p.m.
Youth Apprenticeship is a program of Fond du Lac Works, an initiative of Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For more information, please contact Lisa McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-921-9500.