STURGEON BAY, WI – The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) in collaboration with the Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Consortium is proud to announce Lauren Baumann as the newest addition to their staff as the Door County Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator. She will be responsible for continuing the development and growth of the Youth Apprenticeship Program in Door County through each of our five school districts in addition to creating partnerships and student opportunities with our local business community. 

Jennifer Johnson, Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Consortium Director states, Lauren comes to our consortium with excellent experiences, strong ties to the community, and a strong ability to build positive working relationships with diverse groups of people.” 

The Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Consortium is currently ranked as 3rd in the state. The Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship team with the addition of Baumann hopes to continue to grow the program in Door County by working with students to help them hone in on their career passions and join them up with area businesses to provide them with real world experiences in a continued effort to make the program the best in the state while providing mentorship, support, guidance and career development opportunities for students. 

DCEDC Executive Director Steve Jenkins states, “We are very excited to have Lauren as the Door County Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator. Her enthusiasm and energy for the program is infectious. Her caring for our youth and their future will have a lasting, positive impact on our community of Door County.” 

Lauren joins the team with vast experiences which includes previously working with students in Door County as a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area working as a Program Director at ATI Physical Therapy. Her first day as the Door County Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator was November 29th, she will be working out of the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s offices in Sturgeon Bay. Lauren can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 920-743-3113 x205. 

Baumann adds that “I am so blessed to be back in a community that I love, and for the opportunity to assist the youth of Door County in finding their passion and turning it into a career.” 

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation in Door County. 

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