The Mankato West Blog
For the week of October 20 - October 24
Only two weeks left and the first quarter of the school year is in the books. Make sure to check the parent portal and check in with your student’s teachers if you have any questions.
Visiting the Counseling Center this week are:
10/21 - Morningside College @1:30
YEAP stands for Youth Employment Acceleration Program, and it is actually a youth apprenticeship program for manufacturing. A youth apprenticeship is a state approved program designed to provide the skills necessary for lifelong learning and career development. It is way to learn skills or trades in a 2,000 hour experience that spans 2 years (including summer). It is a partnership between Mankato Area Public Schools, EI Microcircuits, Kato Cable and MTU Onsite Energy.
YEAP students obtain work skills employers want in an employee. They will be:
- knowledgeable about manufacturing careers,
- learn using a hands on approach,
- decide whether they want to pursue a career in manufacturing and production
- Be prepared to successfully enter the workforce
- Obtain skills that lead to post-secondary success.
This two-year program is a paid experience and students gain 2,000 hours of work experience in that time. Employers are extremely flexible with student schedules and availability. Students are able to earn elective credits needed for graduation. YEAP is available to Juniors and Seniors at East and West and has a few pre-requisites: Welding & Fab, Intro to Engineering & Design (IED), and Mechatronics. These students will graduate from high school with a partial AS degree at no cost to the student, they will transition into a high-paying position, and be able to earn the National Career Readiness Credential.
College Knowledge Month wraps up and our counseling center wants to share what is going on this week.
Monday, October 20th - Students can pick up a college bingo sheet from the counseling center, completed BINGO sheets are due October 29th
Wednesday, October 22nd
- Students and staff wear college gear
- Seniors can sign up in the counseling center to participate in a mock admissions interview between the hours of 8:30-11:30am and Friday, October 17th to be entered into the drawing for by noon to be entered into the drawing
Friday, October 24th
- Seniors can sign up in the counseling center to participate in a mock admissions interview between the hours of 8:30-11:30am
Home events for the week of Oct. 20th - Oct. 25th
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Football:Boys Varsity Section Tournament
vs. TBD @ Mankato West High School - West Stadium Field