NPPS Youth Registered Apprenticeship Program Signing Ceremony
Today, North Platte High School hosted a signing ceremony for the Youth Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Representatives from different businesses were in attendance, as well as Mayor Dwight Livingston, North Platte Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ron Hanson, and other representatives from the school.
The program starts with the elementary schools in the district, hoping to get younger students interested in professional fields. When the students hit middle school, the program allows them to explore fields they are interested in. Once they get to high school, they are able to get paid internships and apprenticeships to gain valuable experience.
A few dozen businesses from around the area partner with the school district for this program, and many people around town are fully in support of the program.
"As the city of North Platte, we are 100% behind this program. I think it's an amazing program, it's going to do great things for the city of North Platte," Mayor Livingston said.
"We have thirteen years to educate our students and we cant pretend to do it ourselves. Our community partners have been excellent, they stepped up the challenge, they continue to expand. So again, the apprenticeship is not gonna work, the internship is not gonna work without the support of our businesses," Dr. Hanson said.
Two occupations that were given the most emphasis today were industrial manufacturing technician and welding