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Department of Youth Services Apprenticeship Program

The Ohio Department of Youth Services offers apprenticeship opportunities, approved by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council, in culinary/cook, landscape management, maintenance repairer, recovery operator, and janitor. Youth who complete these apprenticeships receive an industry-recognized credential. DYS explains that the “[a]pprenticeships combine work-based learning with related classroom instruction using industry occupational standards. Youth in an apprenticeship program begin working while still at a DYS facility, and the structure and support from staff help youth transition into the workforce as they learn what it is like to be prepared, punctual, and committed to work.”