Youth Apprenticeship Program

By investing in youth, we invest in our future. That’s why the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the Madison Metropolitan School District to grow the Youth Apprenticeship Program.

The rigorous, two-year elective, offered to juniors and seniors, combines classroom instruction with mentored, on-the-job training.  A LaFollette High Senior student participant, who worked as a pharmacy technician, said the program gave him “a glimpse of the real world.”

The program provides students with occupational and hands-on work experience to positively impact the communities’ future workforce. Brendan O’Rourke from Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Cooperative said, “The Youth Apprenticeship Program serves our community with a valuable education service by enabling young people to participate in these real work experiences.”

While, Charlie Cupp with Zimbrick Honda Service Center added, “The program is a win-win situation, not only for the employee, but for the employers and also our schools.”

Get your business involved in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, contact Jessica Holzman, Business and Education Coordinator, at 608-443-1970 or








What Others Have Said

  • Kudos to the Chamber and the Small Business Advisory Council for the creation of the Road Construction Survival Guide. It connects the affected businesses with the city departments and the construction company in charge. The regular meetings and contact with the correct people makes a huge difference in coping.

    Teena Browder, Cork ‘n Bottle
  • My small business has a voice in local politics with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, I have a voice here. We’re all business people and we look at the bottom line. The return on investment from my Chamber membership and the advocacy it provides is far above what I get from other organizations.

    Tim Lightner, Owner, Two Men and a Truck
  • The Chamber has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the local business community, and to create and preserve the conditions that allow businesses to thrive, for the good of the entire community. I can think of no organization that is better equipped to guide us through this time than the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, and we all owe it our full support, to our mutual benefit.

    David Stark, President, Stark Company Realtors
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    John Vardallas, CAE, Founder/CEO, The American BoomeR Consulting Group