Youth Apprenticeship (YA) is a blend of school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills. It is open to juniors and seniors in high school and provides paid on-the-job work experience. Students are employed by a participating employer and are under the supervision of a skilled mentor. Students need to be simultaneously enrolled in academic classes (such as DCA’s) to meet high school graduation requirements
Operating Engineer youth apprentices learn fundamental construction skills for commercial and residential developments, dams, roadways, etc. They learn blueprint reading, site layout, working safety and the operation of tools and equipment.
To learn more about becoming a YA, talk to your school’s School to Work/YA Coordinator.