Discovering what career to pursue is one of the biggest challenges for young adults today. After getting told for years that we can do anything we dream of, there are so many options to consider. A question commonly asked by those seeking career options is what if I choose one and it doesn’t end up being the right fit? Blueprint Engines is giving select Kearney High students the opportunity to try on careers matching their interests. Not only do they get an internship program where they get to learn different skills from week to week, but they also get paid ten dollars an hour from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. every weekday for the entire semester. It started on Monday, January 11 and there are five students invited into this program. Four of the five students are seniors Carson Jaeger, Alex Berumen, Austin Fuehrer, and Michael Smedra.
Dr. Dostal was contacted during the summer about this program and Mr. Hoyt and Mrs. Fransk helped to set it up and chose the students who they believed had the right fit for the job so this is really something for these students to be proud of. However, they don’t get the luxury of having snow days or teacher work days off, but they do get to have work out of the way since it occurs when they would have had school anyways. Mr. Hoyt, the auto-shop teacher involved with this program, mentioned that, “It’s not only new to the school, but also to Blueprint Engines.¨ This could be the first step in creating many different career field internships for students throughout the school.
Now these students will be given the chance to see if this is a career field that they would enjoy doing for the rest of their life. Not only is it a career they could end up loving, but also there is a huge demand for jobs in repair such as plumbing and auto-repair. If Blueprints Engines thinks these selected students are quality employees they will most likely be asked to work for their company long-term. The benefits of this program are endless and can truly help to blueprint the lives of students.