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Chippewa Valley Youth Apprenticeship  

Chippewa Valley Youth Apprenticeship, a consortium managed by CESA 10 via a DWD grant, works with 21 school districts in the Chippewa Valley to link students with on-the-job experiences in a way that benefits students, districts, and community businesses.

CVYA is one of the largest and fastest growing youth apprenticeship consortia in Wisconsin.  Join today!

Student Benefits

  • Paid work experience
  • Opportunity to explore interest in a career area and increase future employability
  • State skills certificate
  • Higher education credits


  • $350-$550 per student participating in Youth Apprenticeship
  • Real world work experience for students
  • Community linkages that gain support for the district


  • Recruit and screen potential employees
  • Improve the skill level of future workers
  • Reduce employee turnover by hiring program graduates
  • Help develop skill standards geared to industry’s needs
  • Partner with local schools to prepare students for their future
  • Improve community relations and visibility by helping local youth with employment and education

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CVYA participation growth between 2015 and 2017

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Area districts participating in CVYA

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Students expected to participate in 18/19

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Separate businesses with YA placements in 17/18

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Youth apprentices placed from each district (average)

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To be paid to area districts for 18/19 YA activities

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Everyone's talking about CVYA

"A recent Greenwood High School graduate has been contracted to enter the ABC of Wisconsin carpentry registered apprenticeship program with Royal Construction. We are excited to see that he completed a Youth Apprenticeship through Greenwood High School and is now going into the Registered Apprenticeship. This great transition from high school youth apprenticeship to the adult apprenticeship--thank you and your CESA for promoting careers in construction and overseeing youth apprenticeships! We really appreciate this opportunity you are offering your students!"

Elizabeth Roddy, Recruitment and Training Director, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin

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Gwen Skoyen, Director of College & Career Readiness