Youth Apprentice Elliot

Student in an IT classroom

Student builds his IT skills in youth apprenticeship.

Elliot is a Lake Mills High School student completing his IT Youth Apprenticeship at Chapter 2 Inc., a manufacturing facility in Lake Mills.

On getting into the program, he said, “Over the yeas I was always messing around with computers and had a lot of fun doing it. I was taking a few computer classes and my teacher, Mr. Keuhl, noticed my skills and interest. He recommended to Mrs. Iverson that I get involved in youth apprenticeship, and here I am.”

Depending on the day, Elliot either leaves school early and works at 2 p.m. or starts after school at 3:30 p.m. He usually works until 5 p.m. and then has homework to do after that.

His work tasks are to update out-of-date computer systems and also input data from paper into the computer. “It really is just a lot of system updates and maintenance,” Elliot said.

Jen Iverson, his supervising teacher, added, “[He] gathers information from other companies, creates charts, organizes databases, and commonly uses Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.”

After graduation, Elliot plans to attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison or UW – Eau Claire for computer science. He shared, “It’s good to think about the big picture when you’re figuring stuff out.”

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