Sophomores and juniors with a strong passion for carpentry can apply immediately for a paid youth apprenticeship opportunity with the Department of Facilities and Maintenance Services of Milwaukee Public Schools.
The Youth Apprentice high school student will be paid $11.03 / hour and can look forward to experiencing the following while spending 450-900 total hours with the Carpentry shop of DFMS:
• Read blueprints, plans and specifications
• Interpret symbols and procedures
• Identify job prep needs and develop job task plan
• Execute job prep needs as a coordinated effort
• Select tools and materials
• Use hand tools and light duty tools
• Operate tools and equipment safely
• Assist with the installation of materials per job specifications
• Demonstrate accuracy in measuring using various instruments
• Maintain clean and safe work environment
• Clean up work area
• Practice quality craftsmanship
Candidates will also select a minimum of one competency from below:
• Assist with rough framing or forming
• Assist with finish framing or forming
• Assist with interior finishing
• Assist with exterior finishing
Students can expect to find their own transportation to our facility at 1124 N. 11th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 each day they work, and return trip back to school (or home) depending on the day. 2020-21juniors or seniors will work full-time when MPS is out of school and seniors will work at least 3 hours per day as their school schedules permit. (IE: often half the school day) Both will be expected to work full-time all “summer” until their YA hours have been met for certification and school credits have been earned.
KEY POINT: The most important thing that the Youth Apprenticeship candidate can do to make this a successful opportunity is to SHOW UP CONSISTENTLY to work. Poor attendance is the number one reason that students do not do well and can ultimately be excused from this program. So before you commit to a slot with DFMS in a construction YA; be ready to have nearly perfect attendance.
See or call Mr. Sommer at 212-2491 or email@example.com or contact Terri Salzer if you are interested in scheduling an interview: firstname.lastname@example.org.