Career center helps prepare Beloit teens for workforce

Career center helps prepare Beloit teens for workforce

A new career center will be able to prepare young people in Beloit for the workforce before they even graduate from high school.

The Career-Tek center is an extension of the Stateline Boys & Girls Club. Funding was provided by the Hendricks Family Foundation through a $500,000 grant.

Students will get a chance to attend workshops on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and coding.

The center will also have partnerships with local businesses where the students will get to work, intern or complete an apprenticeship.

“This is really a facility that creates an intersection for our business community and our young people to dive into some of those careers and gain a deeper understanding,” said Tina Salzman, with Career-Tek.

All of the workshops and services offered are free. Gov. Scott Walker attended a walking tour Wednesday. The official grand opening ceremony is Thursday at 1 p.m.