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Cole Klevgard credits the Durand Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program for supporting his hands-on work experience at Adam’s Super Service in downtown Durand. Through the program, Cole has had the opportunity to explore his area of career interest while making money and earning credits towards high school graduation.


Youth Apprenticeship has supported Simon Soldner expanding his experiences in farming through supported work. Simon, who lives on his family farm, has grown up in an agricultural family in rural Turtle Lake. His teacher, Mrs. Kelly Hubert, introduced him to Youth Apprenticeship after talking with him about his interest in farming.

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Nathan's YA experience started in the fall of his junior year and sparked an interest in a future career in welding. Nathan’s passion accelerated and he started in the Start College Now-Welding Program at WITC-Rice Lake in the Spring of his Junior year. Staying in the pathway, Nathan transitioned to Rice Lake Weighing and worked there during his senior year while attending WITC full-time.


As a senior at Glenwood City high school, Lexi is involved with the Youth Apprenticeship program in the area of  Health Science. She is also currently serving as FFA President. Lexi is a driven, hardworking student on the path to career success.


Henry Pike has some big dreams for his future, and his affiliation with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is helping him achieve them.


Karlie Moulton plans to one day own and manage her own restaurant. Karlie has gained skills and experience to make this future business become a reality through supported employment, thanks to the Durand Youth Apprenticeship program.

Welding specialist

Isaac is currently employed at D.R. Tech, a company that specializes in building stainless steel equipment for the dairy industry. He started this apprenticeship at the beginning of his junior year, logging 10 hours a week. Now in his senior year, he is able to work from 6am to noon, allowing him to work 30 hours a week as a welder and fabricator before reporting to school for his afternoon classes.


Although she came into YA with little knowledge of the program, Reese said she quickly was able to see its benefits. Specifically, Reese pointed out the value of using school concepts at work and incorporating workplace skills
in the classroom.


Carson Simon is a senior at Frederic High School with a great job. Through Youth Apprenticeship, he has secured a position in the manufacturing industry where he has the opportunity to use his skills and knowledge in a fast-paced environment where he has opportunities to grow.


Madison is truly a student with a strong commitment to helping others. The Youth Apprenticeship program provided the perfect opportunity for her to try out a career pathway while benefiting a local medical center as an employee.

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Cole Kupsch, a student at the Spooner High School, works as a machinist at T&T Manufacturing. Cole has been in his position at T&T Manufacturing for nearly a year, during which time the Youth Apprenticeship program has supported his experience in a variety of ways.


Scott Cebery has grown up around big equipment, trucking and excavating. And through the Unity High School’s Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program, Scott has been able to enjoy working alongside his dad at their family business, Cebery Excavating & Trucking, while gaining experience through related instruction at school.


For the last 18 months, Jabin Friberg has been employed with a company that he loves. In his position at Kwik Trip in Amery, he is able to stay busy in a variety of roles. And through Ramona Lockwood’s Youth Apprenticeship program, he is benefiting from a supported work experience.


Ben Andersen has had his heart set on becoming an electrician since his freshman year of high school.
Through the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program, this dream is becoming a reality.


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Natalie, a Plum City High School senior, is employed at the Plum City Care Center, a position she has held for the past year and a half. Natalie’s mother was familiar with the YA program from her own experience working in a school, and initially encouraged Natalie to pursue the program.