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Salvation Army, NTC recognize successful students

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Salvation Army brass band was playing in Debenhams Bullring in Birmingham in December 2005. By Anneli Salo (Own work (Own photo)) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Salvation Army brass band was playing in Debenhams Bullring in Birmingham in December 2005. By Anneli Salo (Own work (Own photo)) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- A celebration was held Tuesday for a group of students that have been working hard to improve their futures. The Salvation Army works with Northcentral Technical College to help people they serve have a more positive future.

Stan Steckbauer heads the program, and says they help teach skills needed in today’s world. “Things like getting a G-E-D, improving their computer literacy activities, being able to apply for jobs online, and teaching them how to fill out resumes, and also doing things like college preparation.”

The educational program also helps people get regular and commercial drivers licenses, so people can get to and from their future jobs.

Steckbauer says their program helps the recipients decide what their future should be, and helps them achieve it. “We try to assess their situation and then determine what they might be best suited for, and how to eliminate any barriers so that they can accomplish their academic or vocational goal.”

The program recognized 40 students for reaching their educational goals in a ceremony at the Salvation Army in Wausau Tuesday evening.

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