L-W School-to-Apprenticeship Students Receive Summer Internships
Monday, May 18, 2015

Four Lincoln-Way students participating in the School-To-Apprenticeship program have successfully met the requirements to participate in a paid summer internship with a trade union this summer.

Students include Brandon Bernhard from Lincoln-Way Central, Eric Hippleheuser and Joshua Rickerson from Lincoln-Way West and Andrew Loeffel from Lincoln-Way East.

All four students qualified for the program because they were enrolled in a Welding, Construction, or Automotive class their junior year. They also had excellent attendance of 95 percent or higher, a B grade point average or above and a high recommendation from their instructor

These summer internships will put students a step ahead in trades that interest them and help them gain valuable experience and skills that will lead to a successful career path, said Daymon Gast, Lincoln-Way School-to-Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Students performed many hours of training, including a mandatory OSHA 10 safety seminar and eight hours of Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certification training.

The School-to-Apprenticeship program helps expand opportunities for students entering a competitive job market, said Gast.