Walker Celebrates Youth Apprenticeship Day

Published: Sep. 26, 2017 at 2:01 PM CDT
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Gov. Scott Walker joined Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen today to celebrate Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Day with visits to both Amery High School in Amery and Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee.

Walker proclaimed Sept. 26 as Youth Apprenticeship Day in Wisconsin in support of efforts to get students engaged in career pathways and programs to ensure a robust talent pipeline for generations to come.

In June, Walker announced a record $3.9 million in Youth Apprenticeship state grants which will serve 4,300 students across Wisconsin.

At Amery High School, Governor Walker met with Youth Apprentices currently working in the Finance YA program at the school's on-site branch of WESTconsin Credit Union and the local Bremer Bank. Amery is part of the CESA 11 YA Consortium which served over 250 students in the last school year and plans to serve nearly 350 this year.

The statewide YA program offers up to 11 career programs for students to pursue such as Agriculture, Food, and natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Art, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, and Marketing.