Off & Running

Off & Running

Fall 2019

| By: Britten, Casey

Tech ed instructor gives students a running start toward career readiness. 

Fox Valley Lutheran High School Technical Arts Instructor Mark Krause regularly hears graduates thanking him for a running start in life. “Teaching dual credit classes is all about building confidence and saving students time and money,” he notes.

Through FVTC curriculum, Krause’s students prepare for full-time careers in advanced manufacturing. The high school’s new metal shop involved input from FVTC instructors in areas like design and equipment, along with a suggestion to offer a welding sculpture class as a way to generate interest in the field.

One of FVTC’s academic deans saw artwork in the metal shop during a tour and was instantly sold on the school’s talent. “That type of skill is readily needed by area employers thanks to a solid partnership with Fox Valley Tech.” Krause says.

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