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YA Program Overview

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Our Philosophy 

Youth Apprenticeship, situated within the comprehensive career and college readiness service model of the Northeast Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship (NEWYA), will ensure a clear pathway for measurable gains in student achievement, a diploma by design for all students, and strengthen our community.


With the current opportunities available within the workforce, now is the time for all of us to come together to ensure that the students of today become tomorrow's innovative leaders. 

Career Pathways

The NEWYA Consortium offers work-based learning experiences in 11 career clusters, with over 75 career pathways students can pursue in a Youth Apprenticeship.  Within each of these pathways are a variety of positions where employers can hire youth apprentices to help develop their future workforce. 

Meet the NEWYA Team

The NEWYA Consortium supports member districts by providing a School-Based Coach in the district one day for every 25 students enrolled in the program. The School-Based Coach works directly with students and local employers to ensure a smooth process. Through our partnership with the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, we also have a dedicated business onboarding specialist. 

Importance of Youth Apprenticeship

Youth Apprenticeship is a spectacular opportunity for students to learn from experts in their desired field of study. It helps students understand the relevance of their education and connects them to dedicated mentors in the community. 

Requirements of Youth Apprenticeship

Is Youth Apprenticeship for You? 

  • Junior or Senior status in high school

  • On track for graduation

  • Solid school attendance

  • Exhibit maturity and responsibility

  • Enrolled in related coursework 

  • Ability to work a minimum of 450 hours in a school year

  • Eager and willing to learn

  • Willing to participate in regular progress reviews with mentors and coaches

Department of Workforce Development (DWD) 

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The Youth Apprenticeship program is overseen by the Department of Workforce Development and coordinated locally by regional consortia.  


Learn more about the DWD YA Program

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