A Week of Exploration for Pre-Apprentices

Jan 24, 2024

This week was eventful for some of the students enrolled in our IMT Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Two groups of eager learners, one from Laurel Highlands High School and the other from Sto-Rox High School, embarked on eye-opening tours to broaden their horizons in the world of manufacturing and technology.

A group of students from Laurel Highlands High School had the opportunity to see the cutting-edge facilities at Westmoreland County Community College’s Advanced Tech Center. The air buzzed with excitement as these young minds explored the advanced technologies and hands-on learning opportunities offered by the college.

Meanwhile, students from Sto-Rox High School immersed themselves in the world of manufacturing during their visit to Ace Wire Spring. The facility offered a firsthand look at the intricate processes involved in producing quality wire forms. The students engaged with industry professionals, gaining insights into the day-to-day operations and the skills required in the manufacturing sector.

These tours weren’t just field trips; they were windows into potential career paths. Our pre-apprenticeship program aims to empower students by providing them with real-world exposure to various trades. The hands-on experiences at WCCC’s Advanced Tech Center and Ace Wire Spring are crucial in shaping the future workforce.

At Catalyst Connection, we believe in building bridges between education and industry. These tours serve as a catalyst for fostering partnerships, connecting students with professionals, and showcasing the diverse opportunities within the trades and technology sectors. Learn more about the IMT Pre-Apprenticeship Program here.