Youth Apprenticeship Program
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Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program
Youth Apprenticeship is a school-to-work program targeting high school juniors and seniors to help them make the connections between school and the world of work. Students participating in YA may choose to do a one or two year program that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with a paid work experience. A minimum of 450 hours of mentored on-the-job learning is required for a one year program and a minimum of 900 hours is required for a two year program. The YA program is administered by the Department of Workforce Development in partnership with the Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Technical College System, Wisconsin businesses, industry and labor associations, and local school districts.
Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship Program is coordinated locally by the Central Wisconsin School-To-Career Partnership and Mid-Wisconsin School-To-Work Partnership, and local school districts.
Statewide Program Areas
- Auto Collision
- Auto Technician
- Drafting & Design/Architecture
- Drafting & Design/Engineering
- Drafting & Design/Mechanical Design
- Financial Services
- Graphic Arts/Printing
- Health Services
- Information Technology/Computer Science
- Industrial Equipment
- Lodging Management
- Manufacturing/Production Technician
- Production Agriculture
For more information, please visit the Department of Workforce Development
Students interested in the program should see their high school counselor.
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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
I applied to MSTC in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?
The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.
How do I apply to a program?
Click on How to Apply above to get started!
Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.
Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to MSTC.
Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to MSTC & my program?
MSTC requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.
Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?
Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.
Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
MSTC continuously accepts applications for admission.
How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?
Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.
MSTC needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?
No. MSTC requires all transcripts to be official.
If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can MSTC use those scores?
Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.
What are official transcripts?
Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.
When can I take the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis
Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at MSTC?
No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.
How does MSTC tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?
On average, an MSTC education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.