Youth Apprenticeship takes career exploration to the next level and allows high school students an opportunity to learn highly technical skills from a trained worksite mentor and get paid. Student spend a designated amount of time learning the skill from the mentor and are then allowed to progress on their own until they reach the industry standard for that skill. It is the goal of youth apprenticeship to expose students to a wide variety of workplace departments and maximize their career exposure. Wright Tech’s program will provide training based on statewide youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. Students work 10+ hours per week during the school year and are encouraged to work during the summer, depending on business needs. Availability is dependent on the local employer needs and mentoring capability. Contact your high school counselor for additional details.

Program Highlights

  • Industry-developed skill standards
  • Exposure to multiple aspects of the industry
  • Skilled mentors assigned to train the students
  • Paid on-the-job work experience
  • Related classroom instruction concurrent with work-based learning
  • Curriculum guidelines for all programs
  • Performance evaluation of demonstrated competencies
  • State-issued skill certificate

Skills Needed for Success

  • Dependability and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills
  • Work-readiness skills
  • Willingness to improve your people skills
  • Completion of online safety training

Youth Apprenticeship Syllabus

Work Based Learning – Youth Apprenticeship Additional Information  

Instructor Contact Information

Andrew Bengston 763-684-2217
Mark Lee 763-684-2242