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ISD 728 CTE Internship Course partners with the Youth Skills Training Program at Department of Labor and Industry. The program reviews and approves employers tools and equipment in paid work experiences (CTE Internships) for juniors and seniors for an exemption of Child Labor Laws. Allowing students to continue their education in the real world setting while remaining safe and having the training and support from thier high school. Contact for more details.

The goal of the Youth Skills Training (YST) program is to provide 16-17 year old student learners with safe, healthy and meaningful paid work experience in high-growth, high-demand and living-wage industries. YST programs must be approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) prior to student learners working in potentially hazardous industries.

  • Complete and submit the Employer Equipment and Tool Review Form and pictures or videos of each piece of equipment listed on the form.
    • A virtual meeting will be scheduled to review the equipment and ask about safety training on site.
    • Provide proof of workers’ compensation insurance.
    • After the virtual meeting a list of approved equipment (work process form) will be emailed back to the employer to obtain final signature for approval.

Once approved you will Complete the Process for all CTE Internships at ISD 728! 

The YST Program increases the opportunities for juniors and seniors to participate in paid work experiences (CTE Internships)


Amy Lord
CTE Coordinator
(763) 241-3400 x5016
Matt Stueber
Work Based Learning Coordinator
Rogers & Elk River High School
(763) 241-3400 x2296
Zach Voss
Work Based Learning Coordinator
Rogers & Zimmerman High School
(763) 241-3400 x1733