Outdated or Unsupported Browser Detected
DWD's website uses the latest technology. This makes our site faster and easier to use across all devices. Unfortunatley, your browser is out of date and is not supported. An update is not required, but it is strongly recommended to improve your browsing experience. To update Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge visit their website.

YA Coordinator Planning Calendar

Suggested activities, responsibilities, and dates to help you coordinate your local YA Program.

Expand All | Collapse All

  • Identify potential employers within an industry
  • Explore options for providing Related Technical Instruction
  • Educate teachers, administrators, counselors, and school board members about YA
  • Introduce freshmen and sophomores to YA as an elective option
  • Develop and disseminate YA information/literature
  • Coordinate with special needs teachers
  • Establish YA application deadline
  • Meet with potential YA employers
  • Keep steering committees apprised of progress
  • Ensure school boards have formally approved new programs
  • Schedule employer mentor training
  • Ensure YA is listed in high school registration materials
  • Review YA option with sophomores in course planning
  • Continue student recruitment and presentations
  • Provide informational sessions for interested students and parents
  • Continue employer recruitment
  • Establish YA application deadline
  • Distribute YA application packets to students
  • Plan year-end event for graduating YA students; invite students, parents, instructors, mentors
  • Keep steering committees apprised of progress
  • Firm commitment with employers; identify mentors; share Skill
  • Follow up YA student application process
  • Screen YA applicants for eligibility
  • Coordinate with employers to set up group or individual interviews
  • Arrange for interview information and practice sessions for YA applicants
  • Finalize delivery of Related Technical Instruction details
  • Establish YA student salary policy and evaluation tools
  • Develop YA student evaluation process
  • Plan year-end event
  • Submit YA Program Application
  • Coordinate interview process
  • Notify YA applicants of interview results
  • Arrange for completion and signing of Education/Training Agreement (ETA)
  • Prepare and collect Student Registration (form) and Curriculum Map or Program of Study
  • Review all documents for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
  • Coordinate student work and class schedules
  • Collect and submit completed Skill Standards Checklists for graduating YA students
  • Hold year-end event; arrange for media coverage of events
  • Schedule orientation for new YA students and parents
  • Send required documentation to DWD
  • Deliver employer mentor training
  • Ask employer to prepare other employees for YA students
  • Identify and recruit industries for new or updated YA programs
  • Work with local technical colleges and universities to articulate advanced standing or transcript credit agreements
  • Schedule regular Progress Review meetings with YA students, mentors, and parents
  • Conduct evaluations regularly