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    GHS send two Youth Apprentices to The Big Apple GHS sends two Youth Apprentices to the Big Apple
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    Gauthier Biomedical in Grafton celebrates 20 year anniversary Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship Employer celebrates its 20th Anniversary. 
    Gauthier Biomedical in Grafton is one of Ozaukee Youth Apprenticehsip's valued employers

    Read more here


     Important upcoming dates (click on event for details): 

    Tuesday, March 17th - Interview Training for all incoming Youth Apprentice Candidates 

    5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Port Washington High School Library
    427 W Jackson St, Port Washington, WI 53074

    Wednesday, April 8th - CNA interviews for all CNA Apprentice candidates

    3:00 - 7:00 PM
    Cedarburg HS - Commons (north entrance to school)
    W63 N645 Washington Avenue
    Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012

    Wendesday, May 13th - Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship Recognition Dinner

    5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Grafton High School Commons
    1950 Washington St, Grafton, WI 53024



    Why I Apprentice” National Video Competition

    PUBLISHED FEB. 03, 2020
    Why I Apprentice

    Why do you apprentice?

    If you can answer that question in less than a minute, you could win $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans!

    Wait. What?

    You heard right. We’re holding a national video competition for youth apprentices called “Why I Apprentice.” We’re inviting contestants to tell us how being an apprentice has helped them—what they’ve learned, how they’ve grown, how much fun they’ve had—in videos of no longer than 60 seconds.

    And . . . what’s the catch? There’s always a catch.

    No catch. We just want to spread the word about apprenticeships to other young people. And who better to help us do that than people like you who are apprentices right now?

    Create a video that tells people what apprenticeships have to offer—how being an apprentice can teach you things you’d never learn in school and help you build skills that will put you first in line when you’re looking for a job.

    The winner receives $1,000! And we'll bring you and a plus one to JFF's Horizons conference in New Orleans on June 10, where your video will be shown to a nationwide audience of more than 1,000 educators, training experts, and employers.

    Second place will win $500, and third place will win $250!

    Any advice?

    You know best. Tell a story. Be creative. Be yourself. Act like you’re talking to your friends and classmates. And you will be. But you’ll also be talking to teens all over the country. The top videos will go on YouTube, and people everywhere will be able to watch them. We’ll judge them based on effectiveness, creativity, and production quality.(See the judging rubric for details!)

    Who’s eligible?

    If you’re between the ages of 16 and 21 and are participating in a Registered Apprenticeship program, you’re eligible to enter!

    OK. Sounds good. How do I enter?

    1. Create your video.
    2. Have everyone fill out a release form.
    3. Submit your MP4 and the release forms at the Dropbox link.
    4. Fill out the official entry form. Done!


    Use the form on the "Ask a Question" page to submit a question, and we'll get back to you!

    Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET




    Superstar Employer Meets

    Superstar Ozaukee Youth Apprentice


    See the video here  





    Coming to OYA Information Night???

    Don't Miss Out!!

    If you haven't filled out the survey and you're planning on attending the Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship Information Night on Monday December 2nd at Port Washington High School please go to this link and sign up now!


                                      There's more about OYA Information Night below!                                                               


    Save The Date!!! 

    Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship Information Night

    Date:  Monday, December 2nd

    Location: Port Washington High School

    Performing Arts Center

    427 W Jackson St, Port Washington, WI 53074

    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Come and learn more about Youth Apprenticeship!! 




    The Value of Youth/Registered Apprenticeships:   


    Build Things!  

    Are you interested in the building trades?  Check out this video: 

    Carpenters: One Trade, Many Crafts



    Checkout the OYA employers featured in Biz Times' STUFF Magazine!

    Stuff Magazine - Fall issue online 

    see pages:

     pg. 48 (Carlson Tool & Engineering)

    pg. 68 (Kapco)

    pg. 74 (Maysteel)

    pg. 92 (RAM Tool)




     CONGRATULATIONS 2018-19 Youth Apprentices!   

    STUDENTS IN THE Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship program celebrated their graduation at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 8. They include (top row from left) Mary Sullivan, Sarah Stauske, Matt Heasch, Matt Thompson, Zach Dieringer, Henry Lawhiczak, Dylan Hovey, Desiree Doll, Emma Day, (middle row) Tylor McDowell, Grace Kruger, Justin Wick, Quentin MacDonald, James Cieszynski, James Cullen, Kelly Fahrendorf, Catherine Gwidt, Stacy Ducheny, Kaylee Furness, (front row) Meghan Morris, Cate Heilmann, Sydney Plavtz, Evan Huck, Gwendolyn Moore, Cameron Lewein and Ethan Von Bargen. Photo by Sam Arendt


    See full story here


       2018-19 Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship Scholarships

     At our Annual OYA Recognition Dinner held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center
    on May 8th the following students were awarded $500 OYA Scholarships:

                                                     James Cullen          Meghan Morris

                                                                       Emma Day              Kelly Fahrendorf

                                                                       Zach Dieringer       Quentin MacDonald

                                                                                   Catherine Heilmann   

    Congratulations to all our 2018-19

       OYA Scholarship Recipients!!!


                 OYA employer Kapco talent acquisition highlighted in video by The Strategy House

    Kapco talks talent

    See video




    Former Youth Apprentice Brings
    Illumination and Clean Air to Light

    Former Ozaukee Youth Apprentice David Morrissey brings light and cleanliness to the world using the design and manufacturing skills he began to acquire while a Youth Apprentice.  See David explain the functionality and art that he helped create as part of the team at Visa Lighting in Milwaukee.

    See the video here:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWSE7I90x_4&feature=share




    Snider Mold recognized as Employer of the Year

    Snider Mold in Mequon, Wisconsin has been named Employer of the Year by the WOW Workforce Development Board.  Snider has been an OYA employer since 2016.  This award illustrates Snider Mold's dedication to it's employees and their work environment.  It is also a good example of the type of employers with whom our Youth Apprentices can hope to find apprentice opportunities.  Congratulations Snider Mold!! 

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