Paper unit hosts intern

The 2012-2013 school year marked the second year in a row that the Rothschild Mill’s paper unit hosted a student intern from Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy (EGL). Marcia Drabek worked for the paper unit during afternoons for two days a week beginning in November 2012.

Marcia was trained and took over a couple tasks normally performed by our college co-op student. This experience gave her exposure to our industry, industrial safety, lab skills, working with operators and working with computers. She plans to attend Michigan Tech to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

The EGL Academy is a new public charter high school which opened in September 2010 in a wing of the Wausau East High School. It offers a problem- and project-based curriculum with overall emphasis on engineering, mathematics, science and technology studies.

Senior students are asked to pursue a 90-hour unpaid work internship. They are allowed release time from school in the afternoons to attend their internship and upon completion earn an Employable Skills Certificate from the State of Wisconsin.

For employers, the internships are an opportunity to provide youth with relevant work experience, work with future generations of employees, give back to the community and learn from each other.