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Oshkosh Chamber Releases Videos of Benefits of Work Experience through High School Internships

Students at Oshkosh North and West high school are gaining insight into potential careers while still in high school. “Youth Apprenticeship is a great way to learn more about a career that you are interested in and start building your network of mentors to guide you with future decisions,” stated Patti Andresen-Shew, Director of Education and Talent Development. The Oshkosh Chamber released 3 videos from students and their mentors who are participating in youth apprenticeships at J&R Auto Service, Ascension Mercy Hospital and Kingsbury, Inc. The videos describe the experiences and benefits of the program. Check them out below!

Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for high school juniors or seniors who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a work site along with classroom instruction. This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.

These students are part of a number of paid youth apprenticeship experiences coordinated by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. Programs currently available include: health care, manufacturing, automotive, engineering, finance, IT and animal care.

For more information about the program, please contact the Oshkosh Chamber’s Director of Education and Talent Development Patti Andresen-Shew at