MILWAUKEE -- In just two years, 16-year-old O'Daris Gill will be graduating high school, but he's already preparing for what comes next.
"It's very helpful because I'm more of a hands-on type of person. So this is opening me up to new things and new opportunities," said Gill.
Gill is one of several Milwaukee Public School students who used their day off of school to learn about potential careers at the manufacturing company Ludman Industries.
"We want to create the interest and the excitement that they can have a real great paying job after they graduate from school and it can happen right here in Milwaukee," said Ludman Industries President and CEO Jim Lenahan.
All of the students are part of the after school program at the Lighthouse Youth Center, which just received a $5,000 SPARK Grant from Diversified Insurance Solutions to develop a jobs initiative program.
"Resume writing skills, what employers are looking for, how to do your interviews, what words you should include in your resume," said Lighthouse Youth Center Site Manager Chuqee Fletcher.
The students are learning about the various jobs within the company from engineering to manufacturing.
It's an effort to inspire our future work force.