Similar to the Registered Apprenticeships for adults, Youth Registered Apprenticeships (YRA) are a career preparation WBL method that integrates school-based and on-the-job training to help students gain employability and occupational skills.  YRAs are for students age 16 and older.  

Local programs provide training based on statewide youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines and are endorsed by business and industry. Students are instructed by qualified teachers and skilled work site experts.

Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements and in occupation specific related instruction classes. 

Once an employer becomes an approved YRA sponsor, the student is hired and registered as an apprentice. The participating sponsor/employer provides supervision of a skilled mentor and the student continues on with the Career Technical Education (CTE) training at their school. 

Upon completion of the requirements for a high school diploma, youth registered apprentices may continue as full-time registered apprentices, subject to all standard on-the-job and related instruction requirements.

Youth Registered Apprenticeship