Students receive job training
Clintonville High School participates in apprenticeship program
According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, 8,357 high school juniors and seniors pursued paid, on-the-job training in manufacturing, health, science, agriculture and and other career fields this year.
The record number represents 30% more youth apprentices than in the 2021-22 school year.
“With fewer students identifying college as a viable option due to increasing costs and other factors, apprenticeship is becoming a choice for many,” said Clintonville High School Principal Kelly Zeinert. “Education systems in the U,S, are realizing that there needs to be a greater alignment between how students are taught, what and how they learn, and how they are prepared for the world beyond the classroom.”
Clintonville High School has worked with the Wolf River School to Work Youth Apprenticeship Consortium since 2000 to help place students.
“The number of students pursuing youth apprenticeship has doubled in the consortium and more than doubled at Clintonville High School. This is a credit to the students, staff, and employers in and around Clintonville High School and our other member schools,” said Ben Krull, director of the apprenticeship program.
Student, parents or employers who want to learn more, may contact the program director at [email protected]