For the City Times
The Youth Apprenticeship Appreciation Breakfast was held May 22.
Twenty-two students were recognized for completing their first or second year in the program, which partners with local businesses to provide hands-on career experience while earning high school credit.
“Our partnering businesses provide real world experiences for students that they typically wouldn’t be exposed to in a traditional high school setting,” said Ryan Kawski, career and technical education coordinator at SPASH. “We could not provide these opportunities on our own, and we are very thankful for the businesses welcoming our students.”
Cooperating businesses vary, representing agriculture, construction, auto mechanics, engineering, finance, machining, welding and transportation. Local partners include, AECOM, Altmann Construction Company, Altmann Enterprises Dairy, Bulgrin Grandview Farms, Check’s Muffler Center, Gollon Brothers Wholesale Live Bait, Marten Machining, Members’ Advantage Credit union, Mid-State Truck, Paper City Savings, Peskie Builders, Schulist’s Custom Cabinets, Steel King, The Worth Company, Tomorrow River Dairy, Transport Refrigeration and Worzalla Publishing.
For more information on the Youth Apprenticeship Program, visit the Stevens Point Area Public School District online, www.pointschools.net/CareerCenter.