Hortonville, Wis.(WFRV)---While most of his peers are still figuring out their lives --a local high school junior is working on a career. He's taking advantage of a special program that helps him train to be a welder.
Welding anything together takes a lot of skill and know-how and for a 16-year-old high school junior to do it - it's pretty impressive. Bo Huss, "I took a class at Hortonville High School and it really interested me."
Because of that, Huss got involved with the state's Youth Options program through his school that pays for 18 credits of technical education.Those credits can be counted toward high school graduation and college credit for approved classes.
Huss is on the fast track to getting a degree in welding from Fox Valley Technical College. Says Huss, "I already have a job at Tom-Cin Metals, so I'm really waiting to turn 18 so that I can start welding."
Tom-Cin Metals has hired five high school students over the last couple of years. There's a large need for welders across the country. Welders make on average 17 dollars an hour.