YA Program Helps Students Choose Career Paths

"It's a rare high school senior who not only has found a career, but a specialty within that career. For that, Lincoln High senior Joe Powalisz thanks Youth Apprenticeship."

In this HTR story, reporter Patti Zarling said Powalisz didn't grow up on a farm and had no interest in farming until he helped on a friend's hobby farm and then joined the Manitowoc County Youth Apprenticeship Program, working on farms.

Powalisz now works 30 hours a week at Meadow Brook Dairy Farms and has been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Farm and Industry short course for study next year.

"(YA) changed my idea of high school, it helped me find a career I'm excited about," Powalisz told Zarling.

Youth Apprenticeship combines academic and technical classroom teaching with mentored on-the-job learning. Lincoln High School has 47 of the total 101 students in the Manitowoc County YA Program this year. 

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