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Workplace Learning Connection 2017 Fall Internship Program


Marion High School senior, Paige Martinson, explored careers through WLC’s job shadow program. “They were interesting but not what i wanted to do. I realized I wanted to consider Esthetics and it’s not like you can take classes in that in high school, so I signed up for an internship through WLC.” She’s glad she did! She’s working with Tracy Ladage, Administrator at La James International College in Cedar Rapids and seeing all the aspects of opportunity in cosmetology. “This is fantastic! I was nervous at first but everyone is so nice! I’m learning from everyone – even the clients!” It’s not just the skills of cosmetology that Paige is learning. “I manage my time better now because of this internship. My family is not so good at that, but I decided I need to be different. I want to be reliable so people can count on me. I take better care of my skin, too! So that’s good!” Within the next few years, we’ll be able to benefit from Paige’s skill in a local salon. Tracy added, “She’s doing great! We’re just waiting for her to graduate!”


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