Partnerships in Education: Building Tomorrow with Marian University
Marian University's Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program recently concluded its highly successful eleventh Pre-college and Career Readiness Summer Academy. The program, designed to equip students with essential skills and career insights, has once again left a lasting impact on the participants' lives.
The six-week summer academy primarily took place on Marian University's campus. However, last week things took an exciting turn as the 22 enrolled students embarked on a unique off-campus experience at our corporate office.
C.D. Smith's Virtual Design and Construction team showcased advanced technology used in preconstruction development. Students had the incredible opportunity for hands-on participation in virtual reality, immersing themselves in the fascinating realm of construction design and innovation. Witnessing the power of technology in action, they gained insights into potential career paths.
The day continued to unfold with an unforgettable visit to the Fond du Lac Athletic Stadium project, where students had the chance to engage in educational conversations with the site superintendent. This unique experience provided them with valuable information and updates about the project, offering a glimpse into the real-world application of their learnings.
“Through the program, students visit companies and learn about careers in our community and are exposed to the trades, chat with professionals, learn skills and options for future education and career readiness,” comments Garry Moise, Director of UBMS at Marian University.
Marian University's UBMS program has once again proved to be a catalyst for positive impacts in the lives of local high schoolers. By offering real-world experiences and insights into various industries, it continues to inspire students to dream big and achieve their goals.
To learn more about the UBMS program and its transformative impact on students, visit the UBMS page of Marian University's website at marian-university-popular-pre-college-summer-academy/.
Date: August 1, 2023 | Author: Molly Haack
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Education Hours: 7,000 on-the-job training + 160 classroom
Career Path: Apprentice > Journeyman > Leadman > Foreman > Assistant Superintendent > Superintendent
Training Schedule: Year-round classes, one week every three months
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Duties for a YOUTH Apprenticeship (YA) Include:
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- Follow safety procedures
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- Contribute to a job task plan
- Work as a member of a construction team
- Prepare work area for construction
- Select construction materials
- Use hand and light-duty tools
- Use power tools and equipment
- Perform materials handling
- Install materials per job specifications
- Perform construction measurements
- Maintain a clean and safe work area
- Clean up jobsite
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