Youth Apprenticeship Program
A program facilitated by RAMAC, in collaboration with Racine Unified School District, the Youth Apprenticeship program (YA) integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills. Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements, in a youth apprenticeship related instruction class, and are employed by a participating employer under the supervision of a skilled mentor.
Contact Jeff Bergman, Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, to learn how to have a YA student at your business!
- Educators Credit Union has supported the YA program for 17 years. “The amazing benefit to hiring a YA student is exposing them to our company and creating a promoter and young talent that would want to work with our organization. I encourage businesses to support the program to help provide awareness to our future talent of the local companies that serve the community and to keep our talent supporting local.” ~Shannon Huot, Chief Experience Officer
- Knapp Manufacturing has been a supporter of the YA program since 1991. “The program helps students define what they may want to do in life going forward while giving employers the chance to sponsor a student that wants to learn. The YA program is a win-win. The student gets exposure to a real job as well as the soft skills training of being an employee. The business gets a student with a support network behind them to help assist in making them a good employee.” ~Paul Larson, Innovation & Technology Manager
YA Program Statistics
- 2022-2023 School Year: 212 students
- 2021-2022 School Year: 185 students
- 2020-2021 School Year: 125 students
- 2019-2020 School Year: 218 students