School-To-Work Program Builds Sauk Valley Workforce -

School-To-Work Program Builds Sauk Valley Workforce

Whiteside Area Career Center instructor Rollie Conkling told WQAD that employers are looking for "a kid whose attendance is good, attitude is good and are willing to learn."

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 8.31.21 AMWhiteside Area Career Center instructor Rollie Conkling told WQAD that employers are looking for “a kid whose attendance is good, attitude is good and are willing to learn.”

From John David’s article on the WQAD website:

A program in Whiteside County is helping high school students transition from school to work.

That’s especially important if they’re not going on to college.

As students enter the Whiteside Area Career Center on Tuesday, they’re on the path to learning a trade.

Ian Casten gets hands-on work in the automotive class.

The two-year program will give students like him the skills to get a job.

“You can go into anything from body work to automotive work,” he said.  “It’s just interesting.”

Click HERE to read the entire article about Whiteside Area Career Center on the WQAD website.

You May Also Like

Tech Rocks Nominations Close January 14th

The Grand Prize includes a trip to Arizona to be recognized on stage at Mecum Glendale.

Help the TechForce Foundation celebrate techs' contributions as role models in their shops and communities. Nominate colleagues, mentors, friends, and even yourself for a chance to win at TechForce.org/TechsRock.

Categories: Automotive & Motorsports; Diesel; Collision, Restoration & Welding; Aviation, Motorcycle & Marine; and Evolving Technologies.

MindGames Quiz Brings Holiday Presents

Winners of a $10 McDonald’s gift card were randomly selected from all correct entries.

Keep On Rockin’ Into The New Year

Nominations are still open for Vehicle Care Rockstars!

Congratulations To December Guess The Tool Players

The lucky winners of our latest contest each get a $10 Gift Card.

Livestream TODAY: Batteries and Alternators

Join the experts for a one-hour livestream TODAY at 1PM EST.

Other Posts

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry For The List Of MindGames Winners

Step right up to enter the contest and be randomly selected. Don’t miss your chance at some amazing prizes.

ICYMI: Engine Building 102

Watch Doug Kaufman and Andrew Markel in this recent Summit Racing livestream recording.

Livestream TODAY: Engine Building 102

Join Doug Kaufman and the experts at Summit Racing for a livestream on November 29 at 1PM EST.

Winners Feast – November Pop Quiz Champs Announced

Winners of a $10 McDonald’s gift card were randomly selected from all correct entries.