SPASH teen signs apprenticeship with Carpenter’s Union

Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 9:57 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 10:47 PM CST
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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A SPASH teen is starting to build his career as a youth apprentice after enrolling as a registered apprentice with the Carpenter’s Union.

Owen Kirsteatter is the first youth apprentice in the state to dually enroll as a registered apprentice. He will be working with Boldt Construction for the apprenticeship and said he is looking forward to getting a head start in the industry.

“I feel great knowing that I’ll come into this with no debt and I got a two-year head start on everyone. That I could be the youngest in the state,” said Kirsteatter.

He is also encouraging other teens to go the same route as him and to try out for different skill trades as possible if they are unsure of what to do for their future career paths. Kirsteatter also gave credit to his teachers and parents for giving him the encouragement to continue to put in the work and effort every day.