Watertown High School student builds IT skills in a YA.

Ryan is a student at Watertown High School working to complete the Information Technology Youth Apprenticeship (YA) with Badgerland Computers and Networking. His mentor is Giles Isham.

To get started in this field, Ryan first took a bunch of computer classes during his freshman year. His school-to-career coordinator provided him with contact information at an area employer, and he was hired to work and learn computer science skills.

Every day, Ryan comes to school and then leaves at 1:30 p.m. Then he goes to work until 6 p.m. His tasks while at work are fixing computers, building computers and troubleshooting.

For students interested in the computer science YA, Ryan said, “If you get the opportunity, go for it – take advantage of it.”

Credit to Stuff SC

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