Quad/Graphics High School Youth Apprenticeship in Sussex, Wisconsin

A leading global provider of print and media solutions, Quad/Graphics is powered by a passion for innovation and the most advanced platform in the industry. Our collaborative team of “can-do” people continually challenge the status quo, creating groundbreaking solutions that push the boundaries of communications.

Youth Apprenticeship Program 2017-2018

Quad/Graphics is participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Workforce Development for 2017-2018. As a leading global provider of print and media solutions, Quad/Graphics is powered by a passion for innovation and a collaborative team of “can-do” people that continually challenge the status quo, creating groundbreaking solutions that push the boundaries of communications.

Headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin, our company has more than 70 print-production facilities nation-wide. With a corporate culture that encourages growth opportunities for employees, the Youth Apprenticeship program was created with that same philosophy in mind.

The Youth Apprenticeship Program at Quad/Graphics provides High School juniors and seniors the opportunity to gain real-life experience and universal skills via work shadowing, company education classes and career based training programs. During this one- or two-year program Youth Apprentices will job shadow in various departments with teams of subject matter experts so they can learn where their interests and skills may lie when they join the workforce in the future.


  • Maintain the academic and attendancerequirements to participate in the Youth Apprenticeship Program.

  • Observe company rules and other requirementsidentified by the employer

  • Participate in progress reviews scheduledwith mentors, school personnel and parent(s) or guardian(s).

  • Completeprogram/company training requirements.

  • Demonstratematurity and responsibility

  • Responsible for transportation to and from workplace.


  • Meet the requirements of the particular programand demonstrate competency as set forth in the program goals.

  • Meet academic requirements for the programincluding a passing grade/score in courses required for admission to the Youth ApprenticeshipProgram.

  • Attend all scheduled shadowing and trainingunder the Youth Apprenticeship program

What Youth Apprenticescan expect during their time at Quad/Graphics:

Part One:

  • Attend training sessions focused primarily onsafety requirements, industry requirements and what to do in emergencysituations

  • High level rotations through different departmentsfocused on production to learn about how each plays a part in the overallManufacturing process

  • Gain an understanding of the overallManufacturing process, including product creation from start to finish andprocesses involved in creating a quality product

  • Gain experience and understanding of planningprocess, how to communicate effectively and collaborating in a team setting

  • Learn about Company Culture, Values, Leadershipand other Manufacturing industry related topics

Part Two:

  • Learn how various types of tools and advancedequipment and machinery, are used and operated

  • Learn to read and interpret different technicaldrawings, work orders/job tickets, symbols, documents and manuals

  • Learn the product assembly process, quality andsafety checks and process for selecting different tools and materials neededthroughout the product creation process

  • Gain understanding of different types ofmachinery, job shadow how they are operated and monitored for correct operation

  • Learning preventative maintenance techniques,troubleshooting and problem solving

Hour requirements forYouth Apprentices to obtain program credits (for Juniors & Seniors):

2 Year Program - Total of 900 hours min.

1 Year Program - Total of 450 hours min.

Additional CompanyInformation:

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. The Youth Apprenticeship Program’s candidate qualifications are dictated by the Department of Workforce Development. However, the Company encourages and welcomes all applicants to apply for any position posted or vacancy within the Company.

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