Youth Apprenticeship

Explore registered apprenticeship.
The future is bright for Wisconsin’s construction industry. Construction careers will never go away – they cannot be shipped overseas or relocated to another state. In fact, we are preparing for 22% growth in the next 5 years! With average salaries above $56,000 and one of the best training programs in the country, a career as an Operating Engineer is a smart choice!
  • Looking for a career that does not chain you to a desk?
  • Excited by state-of-the-art technology that is constantly changing?
  • Enjoy working with your hands or have a mechanical aptitude?
  • Want a career that is in high demand today and in the future?
Explore the opportunities available to you while still in high school through Youth Apprenticeship. Youth Apprenticeship is a blend of school-based and work-based learning for high school juniors and seniors that includes 450 hours of paid work experience each year.
Operating Engineer youth apprentices learn fundamental construction skills for commercial and residential developments, dams, roadways, etc. They learn blueprint reading, site layout, working safely and the operation of tools and equipment.

Interested in becoming a youth apprentice?  Contact the YA or School-to-Work Coordinator at your school to apply and be connected with employers in your area.  

About Us

Building Wisconsin Together® is a cooperative effort by Construction Business Group®, Wisconsin’s Operating Engineers and construction contractors to positively promote educational opportunities in the construction industry and the positive impact that construction has on the State of Wisconsin. When skilled trades and respected construction contractors come together, jobs are created and a promising future becomes a reality.

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