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Fast-Pass to a Career Building Wisconsin: Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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Laura Cataldo, Consultant, Wisconsin Operating Engineers; Nich Sutherland, Head of School, Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin; Ann Westrich, Career Prep Education Director, Wisconsin Technical College System

Academic and Career Planning provides a tremendous opportunity to help students prepare for future success. The Wisconsin Operating Engineers, committed to building strong futures for Wisconsin students, have partnered with Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin (DCA), the new CTE-focused online charter school. The Operating Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship courses offered through DCA provide an opportunity for your students to earn technical college credits and complete courses required for apprenticeship-providing them a Fast-Pass into apprenticeship as an Operating Engineer. DCA students enrolled in the Pre-Apprenticeship program will gain real-world experience through job shadowing and summer work experiences with Wisconsin’s leading construction contractors. Operating engineers play an important role in building state infrastructure, roads, bridges, and buildings. Help your students be a part of the team that’s building Wisconsin.