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Apprenticeship

Earn As You Learn

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a state-certified training program that provides an opportunity for a person to enter a skilled occupation and achieve journey-level status. It is a formalized training program in which you "earn while you learn" offering on-the-job training (OJT) combined with classroom related instruction. An apprentice is a person registered with the state through a legal agreement called an indenture, if the employer agrees to teach you a trade. Apprentices are paid a percentage of the skilled journeyperson rate.

Who is Eligible?

According to state law any resident of the state of Wisconsin over the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED/HSED is eligible to apply for an apprenticeship.  See frequently asked questions for additional information.

Programs, Resources and Application Forms


Cosmetology - Rice Lake
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright - Rice Lake
Plumber - Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake

Whom Should I Contact For More Information?

Contact Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College at Rice Lake for information about the skilled occupations and industries in Northwest Wisconsin and advice about the requirements and application procedures. WITC works closely with regional apprenticeship offices (located in Chippewa Falls, Wausau, Milwaukee, Appleton and Madison), business and industry, and local labor union offices.

WITC Rice Lake
1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Randy Deli
Academic Dean
715.234.7082 or 800.243.9482
Extension 5113
Email Randy
Margie Ince
Apprenticeship Assistant
715.234.7082 or 800.243.9482
Extension 5289
Email Margie
Apprenticeship Brochure Cover

Download Apprenticeship Booklet (pdf)