Work-Based Learning Opportunities

  • To help students explore career options, develop relationships with leaders in our community and gain critical job skills, D.C. Everest partners with organizations and businesses throughout our area to provide students with a variety of work-based learning opportunities.

  • Youth Apprenticeships

    • One- or two-year program for juniors & seniors that combines coursework with paid work experience (450 work hours/calendar year, includes summer)
    • Student partners with a workplace mentor
    • Earn a Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development certificate, earn high school 1/2 credit/semester, and receive NTC credit for some YA programs
    • Fields: Agriculture; Architecture/Construction; Finance; Graphic Design/Printing; Health; Hospitality/Tourism; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Marketing; STEM; Transportation


    • Program is available to seniors and combines coursework with paid/unpaid work experience.
    • Focus is on basic, entry-level experience in numerous career paths that fall into one of these broad categories: Technology/Engineering/Agriscience; Business/Information Technology; Family and Consumer Science; Marketing.
    • Earn Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Skills certificate
    • Work Exploration is available for students with disabilities

    Job Shadowing

    • Available for sophomores, juniors & seniors
    • Short-term, unpaid workplace experience that allows students to explore career fields of interest

    Community Service

    • Available to sophomores, juniors & seniors
    • Contribute to your community while acquiring important skills and building a strong job/college/scholarship resume


    • Available for sophomores, juniors & seniors
    • Job coaching is available for students with disabilities
    • Develop a one-to-one professional relationship with a business/community leader to explore project-based learning and career opportunities

    Student-Based Enterprises

    • Available to sophomores, juniors & seniors
    • Gain valuable career, entrepreneurial and business skills while adopting a variety of roles within a student-led business
  • Interested students should contact one of the individuals below to arrange a work-based learning opportunity.

    • Community Service and Mentoring: Jenn Golbach, Room 322, Ext. 4326
    • School-Based Enterprise: Aaron Hoffman, Room 120, Ext. 4120
    • Internships and Job Shadowing: Rose Matthiae, Room 322, Ext. 4250
    • Youth Apprenticeships: Rose Matthiae and Aaron Hoffman
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Youth Apprenticeship Spotlight