Youth Apprenticeship

Get paid while you learn! An apprenticeship in a business or industry environment allows you to gain valuable on-the-job training as part of your Madison College education. You may be eligible to earn technical college credit for your apprenticeship once you complete it. And you may be able to receive retroactive credit if you attend a Wisconsin technical college within 27 months after high school graduation and had an apprenticeship agreement on file before graduation.

Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Youth Apprenticeship program or talk to your high school counselor.


Students eligible for a youth apprenticeship include high school juniors and seniors who have participated in career exploration, guidance and/or education activities that allow them to make an informed choice about their chosen career area.


  1. You must present a certification of competency from the Department of Workforce Development.
  2. Enroll at Madison College in a program that is included in the Youth Apprenticeship Agreement within 27 months of high school graduation if seeking Credit for Prior Learning.
  3. The division will determine which particular credits within the program will be satisfied by completing the youth apprenticeship.


Available apprenticeships vary by year and area. Check with your high school guidance counselor for your apprenticeship options.