SCHOOL TO WORK…
Twenty-Four Weston students a have successfully participated in either Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship Program or Weston’s School to Work and Job Shadow Program as of the end of the first quarter this school year.
Youth Apprenticeships are opportunities for juniors or seniors to start preparing for a career while still in high school. Youth Apprenticeships can be one or two-year programs combining rigorous academic preparation, relevant occupational instruction, and work-based learning from an employer.
Participants in the program attend regular classes and career-related classes at Weston. In addition students can enroll in classes at MATC, SWTC or other certified courses in their field of study.
Many students enrolled in the Youth Apprenticeship program also participate in Weston’s School to Work program. This allows students who have met all academic requirements the opportunity to be released from Weston before the end of the school day to gain meaningful experience at work. To qualify for School to Work, students must be on track towards graduation requirements ,display good high school attendance, and when possible completed a job shadow in their selected industry.
Job shadows are opportunities for students to spend time with a professional in the field to gain insight into a career of interest. They are seen as ways for students to begin the process of narrowing down career choices. Students generally start engaging in job shadows start occurring the second semester of the sophomore or during their junior year.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these programs contact Chuck Keller, School to Work Coordinator, at 608.983.2380 x204 or email@example.com
Congratulations to Wes Mead for satisfactorily meeting all requirements for the OSHA General Industry Safety course. Through this course Wes learned the major hazards associated with industrial work and how to avoid, protect or control them. This includes: working surfaces , flammable and combustible liquids and gasses, chemical and electrical hazards and the value of protective equipment. Instructor Randi Osborne is seen presenting Wes with his Certificate.