Hamilton High School’s Youth Apprenticeship and Dual Enrollment programs were highlighted during Waukesha County Business Alliance’s Bridging the Gap. The event was held at Waukesha County Technical College April 27 to showcase business-education partnerships that ultimately create a robust talent pipeline and strengthen the region.
Hamilton High School Associate Principal Mark Otto, Dual Enrollment student Alexandra Sullivan and Youth Apprenticeship student Brooke Stanley shared their personal experiences during a panel discussion hosted by Waukesha Business Alliance Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Workforce Robyn Ludtke.
“These programs are incredibly helpful to businesses. Not only do they provide temporary employees to support current labor shortages, they also help businesses gain a better understanding of the talent entering the workforce and how to best prepare for what’s to come” said Ludtke. “Career exposure opportunities also allow students to better understand how they contribute to the talent pipeline – giving them a chance to try a career or learn more about an industry while still in high school so they can better determine what to do after graduation.”
Bridging the Gap for Waukesha County showcases business-education partnerships, district-wide academic and career planning efforts and regional collaboration among post-secondary institutions.