SPASH Students Impress Governor Evers and Lt. Governor Rodriguez with CTE and Youth Apprenticeship Skills

Posted by Stevens Point Area Public School District on 1/6/2023

Youth Apprenticeship Students Pose with Gov. Evers

On Thursday, January 5, Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez paid a visit to Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) to learn more about the school's Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Youth Apprenticeship programs.

Evers chats with SPASH student while touring SPASH

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor were given a tour of the CTE facilities and had the opportunity to speak with students who are participating in the programs. They were impressed by the hands-on learning experiences that the students were receiving and the opportunity to explore different career paths while still in high school.

CTE teachers share focus of programs and learning targets

"CTE and Youth Apprenticeship programs are an important way for young people to gain valuable skills and experience that will help them succeed in the workforce," said Governor Evers. "I was thrilled to see firsthand the amazing work that is happening at SPASH and the positive impact these programs are having on the lives of the students."

Business Leaders share their experiences with the YA program

The CTE programs at SPASH offer a variety of courses in fields such as engineering, manufacturing, welding, construction, agriculture, computer programming, and more, allowing students to gain knowledge and skills that are in high demand in the local job market. The Youth Apprenticeship program, which is a partnership between SPASH and local businesses, gives students the opportunity to earn college credits and gain real-world experience while still in high school.

Gov. Evers takes a moment to joke with students eating lunch at SPASH

Overall, the visit was a great success and highlighted the importance of CTE and Youth Apprenticeship programs in preparing students for success in the workforce.