Gov. Tony Evers, together with Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Amy Pechacek, today announced hundreds of high school students and employers around Wisconsin are taking part in four new occupational pathways in Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program this academic year.

“Building a strong workforce that can meet the needs of the 21st Century starts with making sure students have access to a wide range of career advancement options,” said Gov. Evers. “I’m excited our successful Youth Apprenticeship Program is continuing to expand and offer more career pathway opportunities for Wisconsin students. Providing firsthand experience and on-the-job training for our kids is essential to expanding and bolstering our workforce and our economy while ensuring young people across our state have the skills and resources to lead successful lives and careers.”

The new business administration and education pathways and associated careers include:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • School Age Education
  • Administrative Professional
  • Human Resources Professional

Since September 2023, approximately 413 students and 326 employers have signed up for the four new pathways. The new options increase the total number of Youth Apprenticeship pathways to 79 in 13 career clusters.

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