HS Students Value Youth Apprenticeship Program

HS Students Value Youth Apprenticeship Program

Twenty-one Arcadia High School students finished up the 2021-22 school year with a head start on their future career path by participating in the Youth Apprenticeship program!  Youth Apprentices are able to “earn while they learn” by incorporating in-school learning with on-the-job work experiences. Students participating in the 2021-22 school year studied various program areas including agriculture, construction, finance, health science, hospitality, marketing, manufacturing, and transportation.  

While reflecting on the YA experience, AHS students had the following takeaways: 

  • “Youth Apprenticeship has helped me discover the healthcare field hands-on, so I can get a feel for the career field. Youth Apprenticeship has given me a better understanding of what I would like to pursue in the future.”
  • “Youth Apprenticeship has helped me start to narrow down what direction I want to head in for business. It’s also helped me get more motivation to start looking for colleges that will be a good match.”
  • “I would definitely recommend YA because it gives students the opportunity to see what a job is like and it gives you time to change your classes or even your major if you need to. If you try something and don't like it, try something else until you find what you enjoy doing.”

The Youth Apprenticeship program is available to junior and senior level students who have shown interest in a YA-supported career pathway, have taken courses aligned with the career pathway, and have a teacher
recommendation.  Students must also commit to taking at least two courses that align with their chosen career
pathway in the participating school year while maintaining a positive student status.  

Is YA a good fit for you or a student you know? 

Interested students are encouraged to visit www.bluffviewya.weebly.com and reach out to Amy McCutchen at mccutchena@arcadia.k12.wi.us for more information!