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“Even though you might start as the little worker doing all the little tasks you work your way up. Next thing you know, you’re the guy in charge. It feels good.”
~ Alex Last, Absolute Advantage Graduate

When Alex graduated from high school, he was like many new graduates. He didn’t know what he wanted to do next.

Alex’s brother was an electrician so he thought about that. Another brother was a plumber so he thought about that too. However, Alex couldn’t find the clarity he needed to begin his career. Then Alex enrolled in SDC’s Absolute Advantage program that offers construction pre-apprenticeship training.

“You don’t know what it’s like until you get your hands on something,” Alex says. “You can read all about ladders but you’re not going to know what it’s like to be on top of a ladder until you get on top of a ladder.”

SDC gives students hands-on training and instruction. That, combined with access to some of Milwaukee’s biggest employers, makes the Absolute Advantage program hard to beat.

In the end, Absolute Advantage helped Alex get the breakthrough he needed. After graduating from the Absolute Advantage program, Alex accepted a job that allows him to grow and apply his construction skills in the solar power industry.

Learn more about SDC’s Absolute Advantage program.

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