Michael Burk was featured in the local Earn & Learn Private Sector Job Connection flyer, but there’s a lot more to his story:

Michael is a Bradley Tech student with a passion for STEM and service. After high school, he plans to pursue degrees in engineering and criminal justice while serving his country in the Army National Guard. And he’s well on his way! Michael is already accepted to South Dakota State University and is awaiting a decision from UW- Eau Claire.

Michael is currently participating in the WI Youth Apprenticeship Program at Capitol Stampings. He’s had the opportunity to build pulleys, measure metal parts, and model 2D and 3D designs through the engineering software, AutoCAD. Michael’s advanced skills and training are sure to enhance his engineering studies, future job opportunities, and any business lucky enough to have him.

To top it off, Michael has extensive work experience. As a former Earn & Learn participant, he worked at a local fire department. While there, he served his community by assembling smoke detectors for local families. Michael credits his time with Earn & Learn for the work ethic and discipline he has today. These lessons are best captured in Michael’s advice to underclassman – work hard, and you’ll make it far.

Earn & Learn – Private Sector Job Connection is your chance to hire an outstanding student worker just like Michael. Our applicants bring a range of experience, skills, and passion to your business. Don’t hesitate- hire a student like Michael today by filling out a job order form here.

Youth Apprenticeship and Earn & Learn are work-based learning programs that give students opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to workplace situations, while they earn wages and gain work experience.