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Youth Apprenticeship

For a complete description of what Youth Apprenticeship is, please see the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship website.

Each December, an informational meeting is held to give more information to any students interested in the Youth Apprenticeship program.  Watch the school announcements and read your emails for notification of that meeting.
The application process opens in the spring in an effort to get students placed in jobs before summer begins.  Here is the link to the 2022-2023 Application.

Once a student applies, their grades are reviewed to be certain that they are on track for graduation and would be a good candidate for Youth Apprenticeship.  As long as that is all good, an email is sent to the student confirming their acceptance into the program.

Once the student is accepted into the Youth Apprenticeship program, job placement is reviewed.  Some students already have jobs lined up that they can use for the program, while others need help finding those placements.  Either way, we are happy to work with the students to get them prepared for success in the program.  The main piece of this part of the process is making sure the employer is willing to meet the requirements of the Youth Apprenticeship program, which includes regular student evaluations.

Once employment is secured for the student, an Education and Training Agreement form needs to be completed by the student, parent/guardian and the employer.  The student then submits that to the main contact at the high school, and work can begin immediately.

The main contact at De Pere High School is Mrs. Kerri Herrild.  The best way to contact her is through her school email, kherrild@depere.k12.wi.us.  She is happy to answer any questions from students, parents, or employers.