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Local Businesses Recognized During Apprenticeship Week

St. Croix EDC presented several businesses with a proclamation for their role in supporting apprenticeship programs. Top to bottom,  left to right – Nolato Contour, WESTconsin Credit Union in River Falls, Kinnic Health and Rehab in River Falls, WESTconsin Credit Union in Baldwin, and Countryside Plumbing and Heating.

St. Croix EDC helped recognize the important contributions of local businesses during National Apprenticeship Week, November 15-21, 2021, with stops at Nolato Contour (Baldwin), WESTconsin Credit Union (Baldwin and River Falls branches), Kinnic Health and Rehab (River Falls), and Countryside Plumbing and Heating (New Richmond). The EDC presented each business with a proclamation to highlight their role in hosting, training, and mentoring apprentices.

Apprenticeships are a proven model that provides training and a built-in pipeline for workers to secure solid careers across the nation and in the St. Croix Valley. They give employers the opportunity to develop and train their future workforce and apprentices earn wages while they learn.

Youth Apprenticeships integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills. Registered apprenticeships are a post-secondary education, like a college or university. Registered apprentices learn only a portion of their skills in a traditional classroom and receive most of their training on-the-job working for a local employer.

For more information on prospective youth or registered apprenticeships, businesses are asked to contact their respective school district or technical college.