Apprenticeship fair helps students learn while earning money

JANESVILLE, Wis. — High school students looking for a job were able to consider their options at a youth apprenticeship job fair in Janesville Wednesday morning.

The Youth Apprenticeship Program gives kids on-the-job training and instruction while also helping them earn money.

“Right now, it’s important because our workforce is very limited, our unemployment rate is very low, so when it comes to new workforce coming in — which will be our high school students — so getting them trained now so they understand what options are out there,” said Dana Leikness, the regional coordinator for the Youth Apprenticeship Consortium in Rock and Green counties.

Participants not only earn money while gaining skills but also receive high school credits for working.