Ways to be Involved
Become Part of the Solution: Partner with A-Tech
The success of A-Tech depends on the active support and engagement of our local business community. But more importantly, your success and the future of the manufacturing industry both depend on the success of Appleton Technical Academy.
Consider a partnership with A-Tech. Some examples include:
Endorsement. Show support for A-Tech by endorsing the school and having your company name listed on the school’s website, promotional materials, and other PR.
Consumables. Many of the classroom activities require consumable items, which can be donated. For example, welding wire and rods, welding tips, welding cups, welding coupons, grinding discs, and other items need to be replenished regularly.
Equipment. Donate or purchase equipment that will provide students with experience using up-to-date tools and machinery likely to be found in today’s manufacturing environment. Advise and assist with the installation, calibration, and maintenance of equipment.
Financial Support. Provide monetary support to help individual students cover costs that aren’t in a typical school budget, such as welding jackets & gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE), measurement devices, or specialized tools.
Classroom Involvement. Provide knowledgeable people from within your organization currently engaged in manufacturing careers to speak to students, provide demonstrations, assist with projects, serve as mentors, and more.
Curriculum Advisory. Help keep the curriculum relevant by serving as a resource to the governing board and staff. Help with developing classroom learning experiences that reflect work in the real world.
Career Exploration & Work Experiences. Enrich the student experience by offering tours of your manufacturing facility, job shadowing opportunities, co-op positions, internships, and youth apprenticeship placements.
Scholarships & Student Aid Grants. Provide a scholarship or grant for a graduating student to continue his or her education in a manufacturing career.
Obviously, this list is not all-inclusive. If your business wants to discuss one of these or any other idea for partnering with A-Tech to support your future workforce, we encourage you to contact us at 920-832-6234.
TAX DEDUCTIBILITY: A-Tech is an instrumentality of the Appleton Area School District and, as such, is tax-exempt. Donations are tax deductible. The value of equipment and material will be determined by the donor using methods accepted by state and federal departments of revenue.