Sun Prairie graduates take part in career signing day

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to high school athletes signing letters of intent to attend colleges and universities across the country.

In a bit of a twist on the tradition, a pair of students in Sun Prairie took part in a career signing day event Monday.

Braedon Strong and Andrew Dohm, 2022 graduates of Sun Prairie High School, have been working for Findorff on building the new Sun Prairie West High School for the past couple of years. Their signatures Monday now transition them into carpenter apprentices.

“The trades are something I really wanted to do post-high school because it’s immediate money, immediate job and you can make a career out of it,” Strong said.

Organizers said the career signing day event is a time for high school and college graduates to officially begin employment with a construction contractor who will sponsor them through an apprenticeship while providing on-the-job training.