A partnership between Bay Link Manufacturing at Green Bay West High School at NWTC is showing students a path to future careers. The students are building storage units for the technical college's electro-mechanical trainers for NWTC students to practice programming and trouble shooting with.
The students were required to make a bid for the job like any company would do. "The better you do the more jobs you get," said Jack Delsart.
Bay Link Manufacturing Instructor Andy Belongia said the goal is to give students the confidence not only in the manufacturing skills but customer service, "To see the growth in the students from the beginning of the year when they have their head down and aren't making eye contact with people but as they get more comfortable they are shaking peoples hands passing out business cards."
The students get five college credits for being part of the Bay Link Manufacturing program and also get paid for the work they do. The money gets dispersed as scholarships to a school of their choice.