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More than 100 students from throughout Jefferson County are getting part of their education “on the job” as youth apprentices in areas ranging from finance and automotive technology to graphic arts, manufacturing and agriculture.

Graduates from the youth apprenticeship and co-op programs who were honored in a special reception and ceremony Wednesday evening come from Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra-Eagle, Waterloo, Watertown and Whitewater high schools.

This year, about 130 students were signed up for the program, up from a typical 110. That’s about even with participation in the much more populous Dane County, officials said. Watertown had 36 graduates from the program, Jefferson 27, Fort Atkinson 14, Lake Mills 10, Palmyra-Eagle eight, Waterloo and Johnson Creek three each, and Whitewater one. Opportunities Inc. in Fort Atkinson also has student representatives from across the county.

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