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NTC Highlights Student and Employer Success on Youth Apprenticeship Day

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Kelsi Seubert
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 715.803.1509
Email: seubert@ntc.edu

September 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
 
(WAUSAU, Wis.) – As Youth Apprenticeship Day is commemorated across the state of Wisconsin, Northcentral Technical College (NTC) highlights student and employer success, today. By participating in the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program, high school students receive academic and technical instruction with mentored, paid, on-the-job learning at area businesses. The rigorous one- or two-year elective statewide program gives high school students the opportunity to make real-world connections by applying the information that they learn in class to their worksite experiences.
 
Rachel Ellerman, a student at Merrill High School, says that she has benefited from the Youth Apprenticeship program through her work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. “My experience while working at Pine Crest has greatly impacted my classroom experience,” said Ellerman.
 
‘I feel more confident talking to new people because it happens all the time while I am working. (The YA program) has also helped me have a better background in certain subjects than other students who don’t have that kind of job experience.”
 
Last year, over 345 area high school students were served through the YA program that is facilitated through NTC. According to students who graduated from the YA program last year, 73 percent reported that they were offered employment related to their YA program area, and 72 percent accepted these employment offers.
 
Mindy Meehean, Director of Nursing at Pine Crest Nursing Home, says Youth Apprentices “bring a lot more to the table.”
 
‘YA students come with really great ideas and teamwork skills. The YA program has been a positive experience for Pine Crest.”
 
Ellerman’s future educational plans involve attending NTC for Nursing.
 
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