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.
Explore Careers and Get Paid!
Thinking about a career but not sure if it’s right for you? Try a youth apprenticeship!
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.
When 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
- Health science
- Hospitality and tourism
- Information technology
- Transportation, distribution, and logistics
What do I do next?
Fill out your application at mpsmke.com/yaapp! Ask your counselor or career champion for help, or contact Terri Salzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.