- Pipeline for Employment, a new public-private work-study program between Wisconsin's Edgerton School District and several area businesses, is giving students in the area a jump on developing employment skills by placing them in paid internships and apprenticeships.
- The program is considered a big win by both district officials and business owners, as students are developing skills necessary in the local workforce at a time when the nation faces a shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing and technology fields.
- Students are currently interning at local plant Componex and welding shop Integrity Metal Fabrication, but other local businesses in talks about offering internships and apprenticeships to Edgerton High School students include United Alloy, The Edgerton Reporter, the city of Edgerton and several local veterinary clinics.
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The program is the first of a host of potential planned partnerships, and it's being trumpeted as a big win for the school district and local manufacturers. District officials say it gives students a jump on learning real-life job skills. Business owners say the program grooms students for potential future careers in the local workforce at a time when industries nationally are battling the "skills gap"—a critical shortage of workers with the talents needed for precision work in manufacturing and technology fields. ...