Youth Apprenticeship

Youth Apprenticeship at Lincoln High School!
Youth Apprenticeship is a 1 or 2 year program open to juniors and seniors that combines paid, on-the-job learning with academic and technical classroom instruction. Students spend time during the school day learning employability and industry-specific skills at a local employer.

What guides student learning?
Student learning is guided by industry-specific skill checklists provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Each YA program has a unique Skills Standards Checklist, which are developed by business and industry leaders.

Do students earn certifications through YA?
Yes! Every YA student earns an Occupational Skills Certification. This certification verifies that they have gained the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to be successful in their chosen industry. Students also gain workplace certifications such as CNA, OSHA 10, and First Aid.

Do students earn credit for YA?
Yes! Youth Apprenticeship is a class at Lincoln worth 3 elective credits (1.5 credits each semester). 

How are students graded?
A student's grade is based on a quarterly worksite evaluation, weekly reports, and quarterly assignments. All YA students have access to Mrs. Proszenyak's Google Classroom and the Remind communication app.

YA Data (2017-2018)

47 students
45,522 hours worked
$458,687 dollars earned
$10.13 average hourly wage
29 industry certifications*
112 college credits earned**

*CNA, forklift, OSHA 10, First Aid
**tuition paid for by the YA program

YA Data (Current Year)

58 students