Youth Apprenticeship Program Earns Praise

DENMARK, Wis (WBAY) Action 2 News received a first-hand look at a state program that allows high school students the ability to spend part of their day working on a job site and get paid to learn about career opportunities.

Two local companies say they are happy to participate in the youth apprenticeship program.

Today, a group of students from Denmark High School toured a massive construction site to see how one of their classmates is spending part of his day.

"There`s so many different trades that you can be involved in as far as HVAC work, plumbing, carpentry work, iron worker, we have all that stuff going on site right now so we`re hoping that we can show you guys some different examples," explains a Boldt employee to students gathered before the tour.

Under construction is a $30 million, 65,000 square foot sausage-making plant for Salm Partners, based in Denmark...

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Ken Notes: I will ask one more time. I would like to reboot WisconsinApprentice.com. I would find articles and notes on apprenticeship from across the state send a newsletter weekly to every school administrator, the Tech Schools and businesses interested in apprenticeship. This data would be saved as a best practices database on apprenticeship in the State. I would also identify resources for developing programs in the State.

I need a few sponsors or a grant to restart this program. We need to exponentially expand our apprenticeship programs in the State. Call me if you are interested 608.334.2174....



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