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(Photo courtesy of Chris Lillja/Princeton University Facilities Organization)

Meet Zack Scrape:  Somerset honors graduate is Princeton University’s newest apprentice carpenter

Zachary Scrape graduated from Somerset County Vocational-Technical School in June 2105 and landed a highly-coveted spot at Princeton University.

He is not a student at the University, but is learning plenty nonetheless.

Thanks to a new pilot program designed to attract talented young technical trade workers to Princeton’s Facilities Operations Department, he has launched his career as an apprentice in the University’s carpentry shop.

Read Zack’s story.