Youth Apprenticeship Program

Nearly 100 high school students worked as youth apprentices with area businesses through a Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce program this year.  Lisa McArthur is the Association’s Director of Educational Partnerships. She says 94 students ended up working at 67 sites throughout Fond du Lac County. She says those youth got paid and got work experience at the same time. She says they worked 42,300 hours and earned over $300,000,which averaged out to more than $8 an hour. She says a lot of them made more than that per hour. She says the program is one way of gauging how serious students are about the next step they take in their careers. She says those who would like to know more about the program whether they are a student or business can call her at 322-2289.