Clark Co. graduate gains real-world experience through youth apprenticeship

Eau Claire (WQOW) – In a scene often seen in sports, one Greenwood High School graduate is celebrating a transition into on-the-job training at Royal Construction in Eau Claire.

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC) held it’s first-ever ‘Apprenticeship Signing Day’, for Treyton Sloniker. Sloniker began a Youth Apprenticeship program with ABC for carpentry, while he was in high school. The program offers school credit and real-world experience.

Now, Sloniker is taking that experience to a new level, with an adult apprenticeship. The program will put advanced placement credits towards Sloniker’s college degree at WITC, and he is looking forward to more than just that.

"I’m coming out of college debt free," Sloniker said. "I have all of my college experiences done on the job site, with just very little time in the classroom, and I am all set doing what I want to do. I love it. Just makes it so much easier, less stressful for me."

ABC of Wisconsin believes these apprenticeships are opportunities to help fight worker shortage and spark interest in students before they go off to college.

U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir made an appearance at Sloniker’s signing, sharing her excitement to see skills reaching youth earlier.

Related Story: Leah Vukmir in Eau Claire

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