Post Apprenticeship Opportunities
"Bridged" Youth Apprenticeship programs position YA graduates towards a tangible milestone in a related Registered Apprenticeship (RA). Examples could include testing out of the first year of RA instruction, receiving credit for hours worked, or receiving higher placement on a waiting list. Several programs in Youth Apprenticeship can serve as introductions to existing Registered Apprenticeship programs. When possible, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has created crosswalks between the two programs to help employers understand the similarities and differences. Crosswalks created by DWD are reviewed and approved by relevant Apprenticeship State Trade Committees, which also may make recommendations for credit awarded. Youth Apprentices completing their program may then have part or all of their work hours applied towards the requirements of the Registered Apprenticeship program.
Invest in Two Futures
Recruiting never stops and is an integral part of your company’s future success. The time you spend recruiting is an investment in your company’s future. If you are struggling to find candidates to fill openings, Youth Apprenticeships are an additional resource that can be added to your candidate pipeline. A large percentage of the students who finish a Youth Apprenticeship continue with the YA employer full time or part-time as they attend college or technical school. By participating in Youth Apprenticeships you can invest in two futures with an apprentice candidate who meets your company’s needs.