Welcome to the home of the UWEC Work Skills Program!
The program takes place on-campus at UW-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, WI and is present thanks to a partnership between Blugold Dining and both Eau Claire North and Eau Claire Memorial. Please read on........
The UWEC Work Skills Program has been operating in different capacities on campus for over the past decade. In the program, students from both city high-schools are enrolled in Work Skills and Work Study programs which allow them an opportunity to use knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it in real-life vocational experiences.
Sodexo known on campus at UW-Eau Claire as Blugold Dining, is a food-service sub contractor hired by the University that employs approximately 10 local high school students each semester. The students are hired in paid positions to supplement their workforce during the busy lunch rush on campus between eleven and one o’clock, in which they serve approximately 2,000 students each day.
Student workers hold a variety of jobs all related to food-service, including working in the dish-room, cafeteria dining room, serving lines, salad bars, and storerooms for both perishable and non-perishable goods.
The student’s spend approximately four class periods outside of school each day; this includes transportation to and from the University, a shortened class period on campus, lunch on campus, and most importantly working on the job each day.