Craftsmen/women with Character is a six week summer school course that allows students from multiple school districts, working in partnership with CareerTek, to participate in an exploratory course focused on three skilled trades (i.e. Electrical, HVAC/Plumbing, Machining).
Students receive a .5 elective credit from the school district in which they reside for their experiential learning and leadership training. Students complete 4 days a week in a business setting shadowing an assigned mentor and 1 day a week at CareerTek focusing on soft skills/leadership skills.
During this six week program, participating students see three different business settings and experience a variety of work settings while getting a deeper understanding of skills the workforce demands.