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Training can lead to careers after high school

Student in Youth Apprentice ProgramMPS 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.

Career areas include:

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

MPS high school sophomores, juniors, and their parents/guardians are invited to a Youth Apprentice information session on August 21, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the MPS Central Services auditorium. Registration has closed for the August information session, but apprenticeships are available. Please contact the Career Champion at your school or visit your College & Career Center for more information.

For questions about the event, contact Terri Salzer at 414-475-8019 or

Eligibility: Students must have a 2.0 GPA and a 90% attendance rate (some exceptions may be possible).

MPS Central Services is located at 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

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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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