Ozaukee youth apprenticeship program thrives

Ozaukee Press: The Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship program has been going strong in Ozaukee County high schools for two decades, which organizers say is an indication of how intent local students are at leaving school job-ready.

A recognition ceremony and reception was held Wednesday, May 18, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center for the 30 area students enrolled in the program this year and their mentors.

The apprenticeship program is coordinated through a consortium of five local school districts with support from Ozaukee Economic Development and Wisconsin Workforce Development.

John Higgins of Port Washington High School is the consortium coordinator.

“Youth Apprenticeship integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills defined by Wisconsin industries,” Higgins said.

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