News - - PESHTIGO - For local communities who rely on manufacturing businesses as much as Marinette County does, the fact that fewer and fewer students are looking at manufacturing as a career choice should be worrisome, according to Jim Koronkiewicz, general manager at BPM Inc. in Peshtigo.

In an attempt to remedy the future shortage of workers, BPM partnered with the Peshtigo, Oconto and Marinette school districts and GPS Education Partners to bring a nontraditional learning approach to select students and also expose them to manufacturing jobs through apprenticeships through the BPM Education Center in Peshtigo.

"It is not a traditional classroom setting, they are part of a business," said Julie King-Mann, GPS program coordinator.
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