Eli Rupp, a senior at Dighton High School is participating in a work study program at Lane-Scott with Mark McCulloch, our master HVAC technician. Lane-Scott Electric along with other businesses in our community have volunteered to take part in Dighton High School’s work study program which gives juniors and seniors the opportunity to work at a business of their choice as a course in their class schedule. While at Lane-Scott, Eli will learn about duct work, gas piping, basic electrical tasks, troubleshooting, and servicing furnace and air conditioner units. Upon graduating, Rupp’s intent is to enter the HVAC Certification Program at Hutchinson Community College.
The Dighton High School program allows students the opportunity to learn hands-on job skills with an employer of their choosing. Additionally, they get to experience valuable life-skills including seeking out, applying, and interviewing for a job. To be considered for the program, students are required to apply with the school, which includes a very detailed application and interview by a panel of community members and administrators. Upon completion of the program, an exit interview is to be completed, evaluations given by the place of work, and students are to complete a final reflection project as part of their grade. Students not only gain essential skills during this process, they get to experience an industry of interest prior to continuing their education after graduation.
We hope Rupp gains valuable knowledge while here and wish him the very best in his future!