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AT&T, JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AND LOCAL LEGISLATORS HELP RACINEAND MILWAUKEE AREA STUDENTS EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OFSTAYING IN SCHOOL
Job Shadow Events Part of Aspire, a $350 Million Effort by AT&T to Help Reduce High School Drop-Out Rates
MILWAUKEE, APRIL 24, 2013
Milwaukee area high school students learned about theimportance of staying in school over the past two days from State Representatives Mason, Kapenga and local AT&T employees as part of two day-long Junior Achievement (JA) job shadowing events. The goal of theprograms was to help high school students make the connection between success in the classroom and in theworkplace.State Representative Mason met with students from Racine Washington Park High School during
program and spoke with them about the importance of doing well in school.
―Education is the foundation upon which a future is built,‖ said Representative
. ―Job Shadowing helpsexpand students’ horizons for potential career paths, while also remin
ding them that each of those paths includes
educational milestones, beginning with high school graduation.‖
State Representative Kapenga met with students from Project Change and Waukesha County Technical CollegeJunior Academic Work and Service Program Schools
during Wednesday’s program and spoke with them about
the importance of doing well in school.
―Education is critical to our state’s success in the 21
century economy,‖ said Representative Kapenga. ―Job
Shadow events like this one demonstrate the importance of staying in school and building toward a successful
Building on the program’s success and positive impact, students went to work with AT&T employees as part of the initiative’s
ongoing campaign to encourage students to stay in school
Students participating in the AT&T / JAWorldwide Job Shadow Initiative
―shadowed‖ AT&T employees during their regular work day to see firsthand the
educational background and skills they need to succeed on the job.