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Seniors get a feel for the working world

posted Jan 18, 2017, 8:59 AM by Unknown user

During the second semester, seniors are given the opportunity to get work release. As long as students have enough required credits to still graduate, work release allows them to leave during the second half of the day and work at their jobs.

“I'm hoping to get more knowledge about my job -- and the money,” senior Matthew Becker said.

Work release helps the students become familiar with jobs in the field they are wanting to pursue. Becker is working for Bartelson Oil, and senior Sheilah Lange is working at the veterinary clinic.

“I’m excited to see procedures the vet does and how to do them,” she said.

Students like Becker and Lange said they were excited about what they had learned about their career fields so far

“There are many different benefits of work release,” counselor Louise Ronnau said. “You have the opportunity to get a hands on experience; wise students will save their money and go to college, and some students who aren't going to college can get a job before anyone else.”