Congratulations go out to the CVTC student team who won The Apprentice: Dunn County. The student team consisted of Gloria Koroghlanian, Tyler Bauer, Adam Lowe and Gregory Haug and they were led by CVTC Instructor, David Dalsveen.
The Apprentice: Dunn County brings together the high-quality, creative talent of CVTC and UW-Stout students and matches student teams with real-world business projects. Students are judged by their cooperating instructors, the business they are working with and by a panel of judges through a team presentation event held at the Showcase event. Student prizes are given to first, second, and third place teams, and a Dunn County “Donald Trump” announces the winners.
"These students are truly remarkable,” commented Dave. “They met at regular intervals with the customer, planned the entire project and tracked their own progress throughout. The United Way web site is now live. While this particular group won first place, all of the customers are happy with the all of the projects our student teams produced. This is what hands-on learning is all about; the experience itself is invaluable. There are only winners here. "
The program is coordinated by the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce through volunteer members of the Workforce and Education Committee. Based similar in concept to the popular NBC television show, the initiative invites employers to submit real world project challenges and be matched with student-led teams from the area colleges and universities who can assist. Dunn County businesses were invited to submit project proposals and the following eight were selected: Arbor Place, Life Change Consulting, Menomonie Main Street, Optimum Therapies, Re/Max Affiliates, Rustic Country Bread, The Pourhouse and United Way of Dunn County. Project challenges range from working on websites, database systems, facility plans, marketing plans, and market research.