education

By Erin Eagan
During the transition from military to civilian life, Wisconsin’s veterans often pursue higher education. While the skills and discipline learned in the service can give them an edge in the job market, it isn’t always enough. Knowing this, more veterans are enrolling in college than ever before...
Whether you are a high school student trying to decide what career to pursue or someone who took a career path and discovered it wasn’t right for you, the Career Interest Questionnaire can help. Are you someone who likes to operate machines and keep them in good repair? Maybe you are patient and...
By Susan Pohorski
When Jasmyn Clough graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 2008, she had completed enough transcripted credit courses to count as two classes in Moraine Park Technical College’s Business Management program. When she enrolled at MPTC she was able to hit the ground running with two college classes...
By Susan Pohorski
You want your children to be prepared for college and a career, right? College and career readiness requires both knowledge and skills. Career and Technical Education (CTE) not only teaches skills for specific career fields, it also teaches skills for life. What are the benefits of CTE? Students...
Are you planning to visit college campuses during the summer? Before you pack the car and fill the gas tank, make sure you do some basic research. College websites are a great place to start. Knowing more about a college will help you formulate better questions to ask once you get there and help...
Ashley Pieper will graduate from Nicolet College this month with a degree in Graphic Design. The road to her career achievement was long and winding with some wrong turns. Sometimes when you think you know what your dream job is, you’re wrong. “I don’t think I spent enough time talking to my high...
Wondering where to start in advising your child about future careers? Ty Jury, a guidance counselor at Waunakee Middle School, tells students and parents their career development is a “slinky” model rather than the traditional “ruler” model. “Just knowing the process by high school and where to...
By Susan Pohorski
Gone are the days when employees take a job and remain in that position until they retire 30 years later. Change is the new normal in the world of work. The future looks bright for individuals who can adapt and be flexible. So how do you prepare your child for that world? Help them learn that...
By Susan Pohorski
Even if you don’t live on a farm or in a rural community, your children could choose agribusiness as a career. Why should they consider a career related to agriculture? This past week I attended the National Ag Day celebration at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) and here is what I...
By Susan Pohorski
Some children are born leaders, others need to be encouraged and developed into leadership. Your child may be the one who is always organizing friends to play a game, go on an adventure or put on a play. However, some would say even those individuals can benefit from leadership training and...

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