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The Apprentice: Dunn County

Taking a cue from the hit reality television series, Visioning Dunn County has created a new program that links student-led teams with the business world to provide plausible solutions to real world challenges. Juniors and seniors from Dunn County high schools and freshmen at UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College comprise the student-led teams. Participating businesses present the teams with current project goals that are in need of effective proposals for completion. The student teams will work from December through April to develop proposals. A culminating ceremony will occur on April 29, at which time businesses will 34hire34 the winning team idea. The Apprentice: Dunn County is a great example of the private sector linking with educational institutions to provide real world experience for students while benefitting from the creativity of young people.