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Youth Apprenticeships

Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program at Blackhawk Technical College is a one- or two-year career pathways exploration opportunity designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors. It combines engaging classroom lessons with real on-the-job training. And students actually earn a paycheck while exploring an exciting career and gaining valuable skills.

Through the Rock County and Green County School-to-Work Partnership, there are 11 different program areas for youth apprentices to choose from including Health Science, Manufacturing, Arts, A/V Technology and Communications, Finance and more. To see what you could be learning, check out the State of Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development's Skills Standard Checklist.

To participate in BTC’s Youth Apprenticeship program, students must:
  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Meet the school district's criteria
  • Be interested in hands-on learning
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Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more? Talk to your high school counselor. High school students and parents can also attend an information night at BTC during their sophomore or junior year.

Students must submit an application to their high school counselor the spring before the year they would like to participate. Students enrolled in a private secondary school, GED/HSED program, charter school or home-based program may also be eligible to apply.

Learn More

For questions about Blackhawk’s apprenticeship program options, including the Nursing Assistant program, please contact: Rini De Alwis at (608) 757-7729 or or Marissa Greuel at (608) 757-7742 or

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