career exploration

By Erin Eagan
Despite some perceptions that manufacturing is a man’s career (at least traditionally), a large number of women during World War II worked in manufacturing. These women were the wives, sisters and daughters of men who enlisted in the armed forces, leaving vacant positions behind. It was during that...
By Erin Eagan
October is Manufacturing Month, a time when we celebrate an industry that employs more than 470,000 people in Wisconsin and drives the state’s economy. It’s also a time to promote manufacturing as a potential career, as it continues to be an industry struggling to fill jobs as baby boomers retire...
By Erin Eagan
May 21-27 is EMS Week . It’s a time to celebrate those who dedicate their lives to serving the EMS professions. From dispatchers to EMTs, paramedics, police and fire department, they’re on the frontlines of day-to-day lifesaving services. We rarely expect to need the care of an EMS professional,...
By Erin Eagan
Summer is the time for children to recharge after a long school year. But for some, that time can also be used to get a jumpstart on their futures. Many colleges around the state offer summer camps, workshops and other events to help middle and high school students explore potential careers. In...
By Erin Eagan
Choosing a career path is no easy task. But, as always, we're here to help. For a career with a stable outlook, look no further than Criminal Justice. Careers in criminal justice offer long-term job security in a challenging and fulfilling field and can be found at the federal, state, county and...
By Erin Eagan
Many people dream of a career in health care, but being a doctor or nurse may not be a realistic choice. Fortunately, there are plenty of other professions in the health care industry that don’t require a decade of schooling and a lifetime of student debt. What about a career as an allied health...
By Erin Eagan
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, when the spotlight shines brightly on an industry that accounts for $58 billion of the state’s annual economic output. Unfortunately, a recurring theme with Manufacturing Month over the years has been the industry’s struggle to find skilled workers in...
By Erin Eagan
Apprenticeships are a proven pathway to employment, providing Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to land good-paying jobs. Recognizing this, in his 2014 State of the Union address President Obama included a call to action prioritizing apprenticeship training to help close America’s...
By Susan Pohorski
If you and your child are looking for careers with a bright future, consider the many occupations in Information Technology, or IT. As parents, our job is to prepare our children for the future. To help them learn the skills necessary to live their lives independently. We want them to be able to...
By Susan Pohorski
Your friends, family members and business contacts can be a great starting point for your child’s career exploration. When you introduce your child to a new person be sure to say something about the work that person does. Another way to make your child aware of different careers is to take them for...

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