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Hands-On Learning: Pleasant Prairie High School Students Find High-Paying, In-Demand Careers through Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 7, 2024
LakeView Technology students are reaping the rewards of a statewide apprenticeship program

The Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program has given high school students in Pleasant Prairie a chance to discover high-paying, in-demand jobs that don’t require a four-year college degree. Students like Dalton Clark, a senior at LakeView Technology Academy, have found the program to be eye-opening, revealing a path to a successful career doing work they enjoy. Clark is one of approximately 140 Kenosha Unified School District juniors and seniors taking part in the program, which is partly funded through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

The program links students with employers in industries such as transportation, construction trades, information systems, and manufacturing that are looking for workers with advanced skills to fill high-skilled positions that are often left vacant. Students like Clark and fellow LakeView Academy senior Cole Ichen are gaining hands-on experience in their desired fields through apprenticeships at local businesses. Clark is focused on a career in computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing, while Ichen is learning skills at a CNC company.

According to Aaron Williams, the Coordinator of Career and Technical Education for Kenosha Unified School District, students are starting to realize that a four-year college degree isn’t the only way to succeed. While he acknowledges the value of a college education, Williams encourages students to explore alternative options that can lead to successful careers. The Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program provides students in Pleasant Prairie with practical skills, valuable experience, and a clear path to a fulfilling career.

By Samantha Johnson

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