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MPS students—start job training in high school!

MPS youth apprenticesMPS youth apprentices are getting on-the-job training while still in high school! Students in the program attend school half the day and spend the rest of their day in a paid job. Training prepares them for high-paying, in-demand jobs in growing fields. Some students in the program continue their employment full time after high school.

Who is eligible? High school juniors and seniors can participate; sophomores and juniors should attend the information session on March 24, 2021, to learn more. Most employers prefer that students have at least a 2.0 GPA and have a 90% attendance rate (some exceptions may be possible).

Career areas include:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, AV Technology, and Communications
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics


MPS high school sophomores, juniors, and their parents/guardians are invited to a Youth Apprentice information session on March 24, 2021, at 6:00 P.M. via Zoom.

Please register by March 22 at so a link can be emailed to you. If you cannot attend the virtual meeting, contact Terri Salzer at

View or print a flyer for more information.

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Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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