There are more and more opportunities for high school students to experience the workforce and college-like classes through the different programs offered in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Those programs include the Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship program and the Ahnapee Diesel and Automotive programs. All three of these programs aim to provide high school students with a chance to experience the different fields of work they may be interested in while also attaining academic credit. The Ahnapee Youth Apprenticeship allows students to be an apprentice at a local business within their field of interest. The Ahnapee Diesel and Automotive programs partner with the Northeastern Technical college to help students earn college credits and high school credits while completing a course in either field. Mike Snowberry, director of learning services at Luxemburg-Casco and the auto and diesel programs creator, reveals new programs of the same nature that are currently in the works.
Snowberry details that students are more excited about their schooling and futures through these programs. These programs also give students a chance to work around adults and better understand the workforce or college.