August 2022

Career Pathways Newsletter

August 2022

Registration closes on Friday, August 5 so this is our last chance to get your spot for the annual Employer Engagement Breakfast! This year, the event will be on August 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at Jimmy's Event Center. The annual event is free to attend and Bear Pride Sponsorships are accepted by all industry partners. During the event you will get to connect, network, learn about all the great things that happened this last school year, and get involved for next school year. Leave feeling inspired and geared up to continue to work together to shape the future. To register, click HERE.

Thank You to our Bear Pride Sponsors

Speaking of the annual Employer Engagement Breakfast, we are so thankful for our 2022-23 Bear Pride Sponsors for this event and for the upcoming school year. Thanks to our committed and engaged industry partners, Bear Pride Sponsorships will help support our career pathway students and teachers. In the past, Bear Pride Sponsors have allowed us to offer quality Lunch & Learns, field trips, pay for industry recognized credentials, transportation services, and even steel-toed boots! We could not do this without you. There's still time to become a Bear Pride Sponsor. To learn more and to donate, click HERE

From Intern to Full-time Employee at TGK Automotive Specialists

2022 WBLAHS Graduate, Isaac Debilzan has been busy since graduating this year. Isaac began working as a full-time intern with TGK Automotive Specialists of Hugo at the end of June. Upon completing his internship, Isaac was offered full-time employment as a Service Technician. He will be attending school this fall at Dakota County Technical College for Automotive Technology and has the opportunity to work around his school schedule and learn valuable on-the-job skills at TGK Automotive.

Tim Kruse, Director of Operations, has been heavily involved with WBL Career Pathways for quite some time now. He, and his TGK teammates have dedicated their time, subject matter expertise, and financial contributions to support Employability Skills workshops, the Automotive Advisory Council, paid internships, and Bear Pride Sponsorships. Thank you so much for supporting WBL Career Pathways and our Technicians of Tomorrow!

More Learning on the Job for WBLAHS Students!

This summer has been so fun visiting WBLAHS students and graduates who have been invited to work and participate as paid interns at our local employers. 2022 Graduate, Erin Mooney, recently completed her internship at Renstrom Dental Studio. She is passionate about Biomedical Engineering and will be pursuing a career in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Century College this fall. Erin had a fantastic opportunity to learn about the value Renstrom Dental Studio brings to our community. In the picture below, Erin is holding up teeth that she 3D printed! To learn more about Renstrom Dental Studios, click HERE.

WBLAHS Graduate, Hanna Hollis was one of many interns that had the opportunity to work with WBLAS Community Education this summer. Hanna worked at Birch Lake Elementary and with WBLAS 3rd Graders. Hanna will finish up the summer and head to Duluth as she pursues a career in Nursing. 

Thank you to MME Group for hosting WBLAHS Graduate, Jacob Hinze! Jacob worked at MME Group during the summer as an intern. He recently finished and will be starting his Mechatronics Apprenticeship at Buhler Inc. in August.

2022 Graduate, Brock Taugner; WBLAHS Senior, Destyne Miller, and WBLAHS Junior, Spencer Anderson hang out with Brian Burth and the State Farm Insurance Team at WBL's Marketfest. Not only did students learn about sales, marketing, customer relations, branding, and business management, but Intern Brock Taugner has been offered the opportunity to get licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance in the state of MN. Congratulations to all of our interns!


MN Trades Academy at FTIUM

Students who attend high schools in Ramsey County were selected to participate in the 2022 MN Trades Academy internship program. In partnership with Construction Careers Foundation and a variety of Union Training Centers and industry partners, students have the privilege of learning alongside construction apprentices and other subject matter expertises. During their internship, students get to learn about all the skilled trades and get paid. Thank you to WBLAHS Teacher, Dan Rossiter, for doing such a great job with our students year after year!

Finishing Trades Institute of Upper Midwest (FTIUM) is an example of an industry partner that hosted the students. During the fun day, students learned about apprenticeship tracks to become a commercial painter decorator, coating application specialist, drywall finisher, glazier, glassworker, and sign technician.

WBLAHS Graduate, Jaykwon is completing his 2nd year with MN Trades Academy.

WBLAHS Senior, Ernesto dominated the drywall work with a smile!


WBLAHS Students Love Scrubs Camp!

St. Paul College has done it once again! Health & Wellness Career Pathway students love the week long summer camp. This year, a group of WBLAHS students attended Scrubs Camp and learned about everything from veterinary sciences and geriatrics to anatomy & physiology and medical careers in the military. To learn more about all the summer camps St. Paul College has to offer, click HERE.

WBLAHS Senior and HOSA member, Ella works with her student patient.

WBLAHS Sophomores Alysa and Vaughn (left) hang out with other high school students. Students get to learn and interact with students across the 7-county Metro Area and Greater MN.

WBLAEF Makes a Difference

WBL Career Pathways wants to send a big thank you to the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation (WBLAEF). Because of you, WBL Career Pathways continues to offer quality experiences for our students. This past year, WBL Career Pathways received a Brosious Grant to start a HOSA chapter for Future Health Professionals for our WBLAHS students. We look forward to starting our 2nd year as a HOSA chapter, engage more students, activate our leadership board, and leverage the skills of our HOSA state leader, Malia Hasselius. To learn more about WBLAEF's grant opportunities and how they make a difference, click HERE.


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