CMMA has embraced work-based learning as an effective avenue to deter workforce shortages at our member plants moving into the next decade. We have collected this information to help you shorten your journey to successful Youth Skills Training and Youth Apprenticeship. We are available to help you through this process.
There are two work-based training/student-learner models in the State of Minnesota. The Youth Skills Training (YST) program has fewer barriers to entry and fewer requirements, while the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program delivers industry credentials to students, and requires a certified CTE instructor. Schools and employers often start with a YST program and work their way into a YA program after a year or two. You may want to investigate each option to determine which option is best for you.
What your business needs to do will vary between the two models listed above. In short you will need to:
Resources that may be available to assist with costs/investments
Here are a few work-based learning/on-the-job training programs that can reimburse partial wages to your company and provide wrap around support services to student/employee, including