Worzalla Celebrates Local Graduates Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, graduation ceremonies at high schools and colleges across the country have been canceled in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. In light of these changes, one Stevens Point, Wis.-based company is taking steps to recognize its graduates receiving diplomas this May.
In addition to receiving invaluable real-world experience through their apprenticeships and internships with Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality custom products including popular children’s books and movie tie-in books, the high school and college graduates working at the Stevens Point facility will also receive a copy of Dr. Seuss’ "Oh, the Places You’ll Go", as part of a graduation gift from the company.
“Despite the uncertainties surrounding coronavirus, we wanted our interns and apprentices to be proud of the professional and academic accomplishments that they’ve achieved,” said Brianne Petruzalek, vice president of human resources at Worzalla. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go may be a children’s book, but we hope that Dr. Seuss’ timeless message will inspire these young adults to go for their dreams in the next chapters of their lives.”
Worzalla offers its congratulations to its graduating interns and associates:
- Grace Williams, a youth apprentice at Worzalla, graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH). At Worzalla, Grace worked in the pre-press area where she assisted with getting work out to the presses for print. Grace plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to obtain a degree in the arts program.
- Dillon Tutton, a youth apprentice at Worzalla, graduated from Pacelli High School. At Worzalla, Dillon worked in the press department where he learned all about printing and the printing process. Dillon will be attending Fox Valley Technical College where he will study landscaping and horticulture.
- Jennifer Schrank, a human resources intern at Worzalla, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in accounting and business administration. At Worzalla, Jennifer assisted the human resources department with administrative and communications tasks that engaged Worzalla’s nearly 400-person workforce. Jennifer’s plans to stay in Central Wisconsin and her employment search is well underway.
- Mason Roseno, a maintenance apprentice at Worzalla, graduated from Mid-State Technical College with an associate degree in industrial automation & control engineering technology. At Worzalla, Mason assisted the maintenance department with troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining machinery. With the completion of his degree, Mason has accepted a full-time position with Worzalla as an Electro-Mechanical Technician.
Worzalla’s paid internship and apprenticeship programs give select groups of students and recent graduates a comprehensive look at the modern book manufacturing process. Worzalla also educates interns and apprentices about job opportunities available at Worzalla and across the industry, including jobs focused on technology, people management, graphic design, systems and processes, and more.
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