• Youth Apprenticeship

    Youth apprenticeships are state-approved programs designed to provide the skills necessary for lifelong learning and career advancement.  Youth apprenticeships are intended for 11th and 12th grade students. They must: 
    • Be paid.
    • Involve 800 to 2,000 hours of work-based learning.
    • Combine on-the-job learning with classroom instruction.
    • Include a written agreement between the school, employer, student, and parent.
    • Offer training specific to a particular career.
    • Help the student explore career roles.
    • In some instances, provide college credit.


    CMMA can help you get started with Youth Apprenticeship!

    CMMA has teamed up with MN Dream it. Do It. and St. Cloud State University to provide a resource to high schools and manufacturers in the region!  Chuck Hentges serves as the Central Minnesota Dream It. Do It. Coordinator; one of his assignments is to facilitate Youth Apprenticeships in manufacturing in the region. Call (320) 828-0812 or email Chuck to learn more.