Green Lake students with strong math skills may be able to get an apprenticeship with one of the city’s largest companies.

   Rowley Tool & Die General Manager Patrick Kroening pitched the idea to the Green Lake School Board last week Wednesday at the board’s regular monthly meeting.

   Noting that the company has young workers who can make comfortable incomes, Kroening explained that the manufacturing business creates single, specialized parts for companies all over the globe.

   Because of this, he compared Rowley’s machinists to engineers and jewelers.

   With that level of craftsmanship in mind, Kroening suggested that a potential youth apprenticeship program between Green Lake High School and Rowley would be most successful with students who have strong math skills and detail-oriented personalities.

   The idea is both a company and community investment, he added.

   Read more about last Wednesday's meeting in the March 1, 2018 edition of the Ripon