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"My favorite thing about being in YA is getting to gain experience in a career field that I want to pursue. Also it's so rewarding when we successfully run our events like the MPU Open House or our Holiday Light Exchange because they take lots of planning and marketing and to see them be successful makes me really happy."

-Lucinda Kue, YA Student

Application Process

Students are selected for the youth apprenticeship program based on an interview with potential business partners and an application.

application tips

Make this your best work!

Your YA application is the first thing a potential employer sees. Make a great first impression! Answer all questions completely, provide clear examples, and proofread for spelling and grammar.

Teacher Recommendations

Choose teachers who know you well and can speak about your work ethic, responsibility, and character. If possible, at least one of your teacher recommendations should come from a teacher whose class is related to the YA area to which you are applying. (So if you are applying for a banking YA - a business, accounting, or financial literacy teacher would be a good pick!)

Counselor/School Representative Recommendation

Please use the information below for the counselor/school representative recommendation. In this section, your transcript and attendance record will be provided as part of your YA application.

Bonnie Proszenyak


YA Interviews take place in April, May, and possibly June depending on the YA program area. All YA applicants will have the opportunity to complete a practice interview beforehand so they feel confident on interview day!

interview resources

Sample Interview Questions

The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice! Use these sample interview questions to prepare for your YA interview.

Virtual Interview Tips

6 Virtual Interview Tips

Video Interview Tips

In-Person Interview Tips

Coming soon!

"The youth apprenticeship program takes the involvement of the student to the next level, something we are very proud to part of. The YA program allows youth to be able to dive deep into a career and truly know is this something I want to do the rest of my life."

-Brandon Bartow, YA Employer


Please contact Bonnie Proszenyak, Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator