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Youth Apprenticeships

Youth Apprentice (WUWM)Apprenticeships Give MPS Students Real-World Work Experience

What does it take to get students college and career ready? Milwaukee Public Schools is finding that preparing kids for their next steps involves more than just classroom instruction — in some cases, students need hands-on experience in the work world. That’s something MPS is working to provide for students as it grows an in-house Youth Apprenticeship Program. More from WUWM.

Youth apprenticeshipExplore Careers and Get Paid!


What’s a youth apprenticeship? 

Spend half your day in school and half your day at a job. Get paid  for working — about 15 hours a week — while you train for a career!

What do I need? 

Have at least a 2.0 GPA, a 90% attendance rate, and be ready to work. 

youth apprenticeshipWhen do I apply? 

Juniors and seniors can be youth apprentices. Apply in your sophomore or junior year. 

What kind of job will I have? 

Youth apprenticeships are available in many Milwaukee businesses! You’ll be matched to a career that interests you. Fields include the following: 

  • Agriculture, food, and natural resources 
  • Architecture and construction 
  • Arts, AV technology, and communications 
  • youth apprenticeshipEngineering 
  • Finance 
  • Health science 
  • Hospitality and tourism 
  • Information technology 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Transportation, distribution, and logistics 

What do I do next? 

Fill out your application at! Ask your counselor or career champion for help, or contact Erin Cherney, youth apprenticeship coordinator, at

MPS Student Job Board

Did you know that MPS has a job board for high school students? Please see your school counselor, College and Career Center advisor, or career champion to get the link!

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Phone: 414-475-8391
Office:  414-475-8202
Fax: 414-475-8250

Career and Technical Education
Manager II:

Eric Radomski

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