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Brown Deer High School seniors commit to paid apprenticeships

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Posted at 8:23 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 09:23:21-04

BROWN DEER — Brown Deer High School seniors who will serve as paid apprentices at area construction companies signed letters of commitment Thursday.

The Industry Signing Day was a major milestone for eight seniors who plan to enter the workforce with a job offer and life-changing training.

The students participated in hands-on, technical training through the high school's Industry Advisory program.

Employers who participated included CG Schmidt, Mortenson, Common Links, STAFF Electric, Total Mechanical and BSI.

In addition to the letter signing, students will receive their honorary high-viz graduation cords for completing the Construction Regional Career Pathway, a hand tool kit from Milwaukee Tool and hard hats and other protective equipment from their new employers.

The Industry Advisory program partnered with the Building2Learn Consortium and the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters to provide hands-on technical skills training, which took place before the start of school in the high school’s Productivity Center.

This program is not for credit or grade, but it gives students an opportunity to learn more about the trades and prepare themselves for jobs after graduation.

Elected officials and representatives from the companies hiring the students were on hand to join the students in signing the letters.