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8 | Transportation Today Wisconsin™                                                       Online Edition:

                   Auto Opportunities Abound in the AASD

                                                     manufacturer’s  service  information   tion requirements, in a youth
                                                     to  perform  vehicle  maintenance  in   apprenticeship-related
                                                     9  Automotive  Service  Excellence   instruction  class,  and  are
                                                     (ASE) areas.               employed by a participating
                                                        All  of  these  high  school  stu-  employer under the supervi-
                                                     dents are learning with professional   sion of a skilled mentor.
                                                     tools  on  actual  vehicles  with  real   The AASd works with
                                                     problems.                  area  businesses  to  place
                                                        Auto  Mechanics  is  also  a   students  in  relevant  Youth
                                                     dual  credit  class  and  provides  the   Apprenticeship  opportuni-
                                                     students  with  nine  post-secondary   ties.  Students  are  able  to
                                                     credits. This allows our students to   spend sustained time in one
                                                     earn high school credit and technical   focused  area  that  allows
                                                     college credit at the same time.   them to see different facets
                                                        Auto  Mechanics  is  one  of   of the industry and relevant
         Appleton Area School District      two dual credit options within the Transporta-  careers. Students can not only earn credits but   professional-level tools in advanced surround-
            It’s the start of the school day in the auto   tion, distribution & Logistics Career Cluster at   they’ll also have confidence in whether a career   ings. Along  with  classes,  dual  credit  options,
         bay at Appleton East High School and students   Appleton East. dual credit classes give students   in Transportation, distribution, and Logistics is   and  Youth  Apprenticeship,  students  can  take
         are already hunched over a snowblower, mut-  affordable  access  to  rigorous  college  courses   for them.  advantage of opportunities through CTE Intern-
         tering about the carburetor.       and help them get a jumpstart on their college   other  classes  offered  range  from  Small   ships, Job Shadows, Mentorships, and Launch
            A few other students are peering up with   degrees. Around  95%  of  our Auto  Mechanics   Engines & Transportation, which is designed for   events.
         flashlights at the chassis of an SUV suspended   students  go  directly  onto  college  for  further   the student who wants to learn the proper and   Launch  events  are  lunch  and  learn  style
         on a lift.                         schooling after graduation.         safe use of hand and power tools to efficiently   events  that  allow  students  to  visit  1-3  local
            Another  student  is  watching  a  tutorial   AASd  students  can  also  learn  more   repair, troubleshoot, and rebuild small engines;   companies and take a deeper dive into careers
         video while using a socket wrench to remove   about  careers  in  transportation  through  Youth   to Auto ABC’s which provides students with the   connected  to  their  identified  career  cluster(s).
         the inside door panel of a sedan.  Apprenticeship  (YA)  opportunities.  YA  inte-  knowledge to make economical decisions and   These  events  are  designed  to  be  experiential
            This  class,  Auto  Mechanics,  focuses  on   grates  school-based  and  work-based  learning   take preventive measures to enhance the overall   with a focus on real people at real companies
         developing  skills  in  professionalism,  safety,   to instruct students in employability and occu-  satisfaction of being an automotive consumer.   talking about their career paths.
         and the use of basic power tools. Students are   pational skills defined by Wisconsin industries.   The AASd  offers  a  Transportation,  dis-
         introduced  to  the  Automotive  Service  Indus-  Students  are  simultaneously  enrolled  in   tribution,  and  Logistics  pathway  that  gives
         try  and  learn  to  use  both  comprehensive  and   academic classes to meet high school gradua-  students real-world, interactive education using

                                                                                                        The CIM program offers:
                      Concrete Industry Management                                             • Generous scholarships provided by our industry Patrons groups.

                                                                                               • Solid, well-rounded business management education.
                                                                                               • Industry internships that combine real-world experience with
                                                                                                   an opportunity to earn money.
                                                                                               • Hands-on learning opportunities with state-of-the-art
                                                                                               • Strong industry network with leaders in the concrete industry.
                                                                                               • Competitive pay: Graduates have ranked in the top three highest
                                                                                                   paid majors over the past three years.
                                                                                                        CIM graduates can become:
                                                                                               • Project Manager  • Construction Supervisor
                                                                                               • Estimator      • Environmental Specialist
                                                                                               • Marketing Manager  • Field/Technical Services Manager
                                                                                               • Entrepreneur   • Plant Manager/Plant Superintendent
                                                                                               • Safety Manager  • Virtual Design & Construction Manager
                                                                                               • Operations Manager  • Logistics Specialist
                                                                                               • Sales Representative  • Financial & Accounting Manager
                  Tim Hostettler, Program Director
             SDSU Concrete Industry Management Program
                    Solberg Hall 115B Box 2223
                      Brookings, SD 57007
                         605-431-8109                           It’s all built by you and SDSU.
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