[caption id="attachment_35663" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]<img class="size-full wp-image-35663" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/01\/Students-participate-in-Apprentice-Day-with-Senator-Baldwin-e1547931745651.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="800" \/> Senator Baldwin is pictured with Samantha Frazier, Whitney Hunt, Luna Martin, and Sam Snyder.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>On Thursday, Jan. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a group of five WV students had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of West Virginia Democratic State Senator, Stephen Baldwin for an apprentice day at the Capitol Complex in Charleston.<\/h1>\r\nThis will be the Senator\u2019s third time participating in the apprentice day program. In 2018, Baldwin volunteered with the program to host four students at the Capitol Complex and in 2015, he volunteered to show a group of students how to campaign during his run for the House of Delegates. This apprentice day was held during \u201cCapitol Takeover,\u201d a movement created to empower the next generation to stand against drug abuse and addiction in West Virginia.\r\n\r\nParticipating students had the opportunity to engage in constituent relations (communicating with folks back home and visitors at the capitol), research issues (on committees and utilizing experts in the field), and to learn the work of legislation (debating and voting on bills in committee and in the Senate).\r\n\r\nSamantha Frazier job-shadowed the Senator last year. She says, \u201cThe day was hands down, one of the best job shadowing experiences that I have ever had. Senator Baldwin was very friendly and willing to answer any questions we had.\u201d\r\n\r\nChristina Entenmann, the organization\u2019s founder and Director for West Virginia states: \u201cApprentice day is a year-round program and 100 percent free for kids, their families, and businesses. Our goal is to get kids out of the classroom and into the workforce to experience hands-on-learning. We believe that this program can help them focus on a goal for their future and provide a way to build relationships with an industry.\u201d\r\n\r\nNational Apprentice Day is a nonprofit organization connecting kids to their dream jobs regardless of income, race, gender, educational performance or disability. This program is organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, including ancillary activity permissible while maintaining non-profit status, of educating, instructing, and training minors and young adults to develop and improve their knowledge of various trades and occupational skills by way of on-the-job training, job-shadowing, and apprenticeships.\r\n\r\nStudents interested to sign-up for the apprentice day program are encouraged to visit ApprenticeDay.org\/GetStarted. Businesses that would like to learn more about this free program are encouraged to visit ApprenticeDay.org\/GiveBack.