Do You YA?
YA is designed to shape and skill young talent for the needs of the profession. Think of it as an early recruitment and training strategy for your future talent pool. By design, YA integrates school- and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and professional skills defined by Wisconsin industries.
Local programs provide training based on statewide YA curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. Students are instructed by qualified trainers and skilled work-site mentors. Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements; in a YA-related instruction class; and, are employed by a participating business under the supervision of a skilled mentor.
Youth apprentices train from day one, which can help your company with two problems: the current shortage of skilled workers and the ongoing need for a highly skilled workforce.
The hands-on learning under the supervision of a skilled mentor combined with classroom instruction engages students in the learning process and motivates them to focus on their future.
YA training is a perfect blend of training coupled with work and productivity. It allows you to tailor the employee to fit your specific needs in your facility, on your equipment, in your environment, to your culture and to your standards and goals. YA provides you an internal career ladder and is a mechanism to promote your currently unskilled workers.
YA Industry Council Members & Supporting Staff
Heather Dale, Covance ⋅ Dan Klecker, Wisconsin Automotive and Truck Dealers Association ⋅ Sarah Bass, Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance ⋅ Dave Branson, Building Trades of South Central Wisconsin ⋅ Michol Banes, American Marketing Association ⋅ Michelle Chawla, Chawla T-Acres ⋅ Fausto Coello, Staybridge Suites Madison – Middleton ⋅ Craig Kittleson, MadREP ⋅ Morgan Myers, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace ⋅ Alex Newman, Wisconsin Restaurant Association/Education Foundation ⋅ Ron Roehl, CNC Solutions ⋅ Jeff Roach, AGC ⋅ Marissa Seay, Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Supporting Staff: Josh Fassl, Dane County School Consortium ⋅ Sherrie Stuessy, Madison Metropolitan Schools ⋅ Cyndy Sandberg, Jefferson County School Consortium ⋅ Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development ⋅ Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin