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Apprenticeship position available

Published 9:40am Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A summer apprenticeship position for a young adult, age 18 to 25, is available at the Freeborn County Soil and Water Conservation District through Conservation Corps Minnesota. The SWCD has been chosen as one of the several placement sites throughout the state.

The program is funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund and LCCMR. Apprentices spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals.

The goal is to train and mentor future conservation professionals by providing apprenticeship service opportunities to Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Service conducted through this apprenticeship includes assisting with implementing new conservation practices and learning to use a mapping program.

Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and will receive a monthly living stipend and an education award of $1,468 to use toward qualifying education and student loan expenses. The member will serve from May 20 to Aug. 23.

Applications are required and available online at www.conservationcorps.org/apply. The application deadline is Friday.

For more information contact Mark Schaetzke, SWCD manager, at 373-5607 extension 3 or Conservation Corps Minnesota at 651-209-9900.