Milton Hershey School Students Participate in National Apprenticeship Week
Milton Hershey School has proven excellence in preparing students for college and careers through the Graduate Programs for Success (GPS) Division and the Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum, specifically with pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship offerings.
During National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 15-21, two MHS Senior Division students attended an open house with Central Pennsylvania Independent Electrical Contractors. The students—who are interested in becoming an electrician’s apprentice—learned about careers in the electrical field and participated in hands-on activities.
“The IEC event was a great experience,” said MHS junior Clayton Kumi. “My favorite part was when they showed us brief and simple examples of what the field of work in that profession looks like.”
Through GPS, MHS offers support to high school students as they set goals for their future. Our career services specialists provide students with resources so they can learn more about employment and apprenticeship opportunities and prepare for those jobs. During the fall semester, seniors take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam, a career exploration aptitude tool used by the military to help expand their career view.
Overall, the goal of our programming is to help students obtain skills and find their passions. Through hands-on technical training, career explorations, and opportunities, like the open house, our students are empowered to discover unique talents which translate to future careers—in the same way our founder, Milton Hershey, started his journey as an apprentice.