Thursday, October 4, 2018

Youth Apprentice Julia McNamar Presents to Department of Work Force Development Administration

STEM Youth Apprentice senior Julia McNamar was one of two students invited to speak to Department of Workforce Development administration during their meeting at EPIC yesterday (10/3). She discussed why she applied to the Youth Apprenticeship Program as a sophomore, what her mentors have taught her during her paid engineering placements (at Findorff and North American Mechanical during her junior year and at Federal Industries during her senior year), and how the Youth Apprenticeship Program has helped her with long-term career goals.

Other presenters included Josh Fassl (Dane County School Consortium Director), Shelia Hibner and Greg Benz (Middleton-Cross Plains CTE Coordinators), Teresa Gartley (Belleville School-to-Career Coordinator), and Middleton-Cross Plains senior Paige Olson and her mentor Mark Klingele (UW Credit Union).

Both students' presentations left the DWD administrators impressed with the value Youth Apprenticeship has had in helping them grow as employees and in gaining technical skills in careers they wish to pursue at the post-secondary level.