For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield metal tech recently hosted its Second Annual Open House. Parents of current students enrolled in any welding or metal tech courses had the opportunity to not just hear what happens in the classroom but to experience it for themselves. Students were able to showcase their skills and talents — and even teach mom or dad how to weld.
The metal tech program at Marshfield High School allows students to learn on-the-job skills and earn transcripted credit while enrolled in high school. Transcripted credits are awarded for technical college courses taught at the high school, and students earn both high school and technical college credit.
Students enrolled in metal tech are also given the opportunity to apply for a youth apprenticeship. Youth apprenticeships can be either a one- or two-year program and consist of academic instruction, occupational instruction, and work-based learning with a local employer. After successful completion, students are awarded a Department of Workforce Development Certificate of Occupational Proficiency.
Current and past employers that have partnered with the School District of Marshfield for metal tech apprenticeships include A&B Processing Systems, Bauer Welding, H&S Manufacturing, Innovative Machine Specialists, Monroe Truck Equipment, Paget Equipment, Stainless & Repair, Stratford Sign Company, and V&H.