"The program is a great way for high school students to get a real-life experience and see what these careers can offer them before incurring a large amount of student debt."
Kidwell hopes to continue to increase the number of participants this year and continue to serve the community by helping students see beyond the classroom!
“The Passport to Success program is a great opportunity for students and Kidwell. It allows students to get a hands on experience with someone in the field and makes the transition from class room to job site much easier. But what I enjoy most is engaging with students and sharing my excitement about the electrical field and Kidwell.”
Holly Klingelhoefer, Mentor & Electrician at Kidwell
“This program is better than anything taught in schools. There is no better way to learn than to get your hands on the equipment. The Passport to Success program isn’t just a shadowing program, it allows the students to see what it looks like to work in the technology industry”
“The Passport to Success program was a fantastic experience for me. A Kidwell employee was hand selected to be my mentor and she gave me a behind-the-scenes view of the company, her current jobsites and a personal view of being a female in the electrical field. One of my favorite parts of the mentorship was talking with Holly one-one-one. These meetings gave me the comfort I needed to be able to ask many questions about what electrical work is like, particularly as a female, what I could expect when I start working, and other technical questions about the trade. I am a very visual and hands-on learner and seeing what was going on in a project was impactful. I learned first-hand what it was like to work on a Kidwell project and the expectations that Kidwell has for their employees. Thanks to Kidwell’s Passport to Adventure program I have a broader view of what a career in the electrical field is like and I am excited about the many possibilities.”
Lydia - SCC Milford Student (Electrical Technology)
Passport to Success Mentorship Program - January 25th- SCC Milford