Engineering program expanded

UW-Sheboygan has announced the expansion of its High School Engineering & Leadership Experience, scheduled for June 25-29. The college preparation course now includes a new leadership component as well as additional engineering company visits.

Administered through the Continuing Education Department, the program is designed for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Holly Wehrhahn, Continuing Education Director, stated, “I’m so thankful for the rallying support of the Sheboygan engineering companies this year! Because of the growing response, our students will come away with multiple experiences about what it’s like to be an engineer at these companies who they’ve already networked with as they begin college.”

The program includes an optional college credit opportunity that can be applied at any UW campus. Geared towards high school juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering when they start college, the primary objective is for students to understand more broadly the different types of existing engineering fields, and recognize which discipline best suits their interests and skill sets.

The Engineering & Leadership Experience is designed for students to experience “a day in the life of an engineer.” During the week, students visit a variety of local engineering companies that represent a main discipline of engineering such as mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, civil, design, etc. Facility tours as well as Q&A with company engineers over lunch provide unique opportunities for students to ask for advice about careers and learn about specific job duties. Participating firms in 2018 include: American Orthodontics, Arch Electric, Bemis Manufacturing, Donohue, and Rockline Industries, with additional firms expected to confirm soon.

To learn more or register, visit catalog (see “college preparation) or phone 920-459-6617. UWSheboygan ( is located at One University Drive in Sheboygan. A campus of the University of Wisconsin System, it offers freshman and sophomore level college courses in over 250 majors.

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