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STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS

To learn more about each student, click on their name or photo.

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AJ Rohl grew up fixing things on a farm, and has turned this lifelong interest into a career pathway at Midwest Machinery Co. Through CESA 11 Youth Apprenticeship, the Prescott high school senior obtained a job that he finds fun and interesting.

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Mason Quade

A senior at Turtle Lake High School, Mason works at Dancas Kar Korral in Turtle Lake. Starting as a shop assistant, Mason worked hard and learned on the job, eventually being promoted to a mechanic. He credits YA with supporting him on the job through related coursework and by allowing additional

out-of-school time to learn hands-on skills in a career pathway he enjoys.

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Cole Klevgard

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.

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Simon Soldner

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.

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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.

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

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Anarene Evenson, a senior at Amery High School, has been participating in the program while working at WESTConsin Credit Union. Anarene says she has learned so many skills that will benefit her in the future, specifically communication, organization, problem solving, and professionalism.

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Sydney Leschisin

Sydney Leschisin initially joined FBLA as something that she could put on her

resume. But she quickly learned that it is so much more. Crediting upperclassmen

that she looked up to, Sydney learned

about Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as a middle schooler in the

Cameron School District.

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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.

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Isaac Quimby

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson, a junior at Luck High School is learning while he is earning through the CESA 11 Youth Apprenticeship program. Looking for a job that was a change of pace from other positions he’s held, Teddy accepted a position in the deli at Wayne’s Foods Plus in Luck.

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Addison Amundsen credits CESA 11 Youth Apprenticeship as helping her feel supported as she learned how to work professionally in a business setting. Learning about Youth Apprenticeship from her advisor at the Amery High School, Ramona Lockwood, Addison decided to enroll in the program after hearing good things about it from a friend.

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Cole Kupsch

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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