- Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations. It combines on-the-job learning under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction. It is sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups that can hire and train in a working situation.
- The employment opportunity is the most basic requirement for an apprenticeship. Without a job there is no “on-the-job” learning, and such training represents about 90% of the program. Apprentices who successfully complete the prescribed number of training hours in an apprenticeship program become certified skilled workers.
- A written agreement between the apprentice and the sponsor is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Department of Workforce Development.
Click here to read through WDWD’s Youth Apprenticeship Handbook, designed to introduce employers to the requirements of Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship Program.