High School Students

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...
Don’t let the braces on his teeth fool you. Bo Huss is on the fast track to a career. At 16, Huss attends Hortonville High School and takes classes at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). He also works part-time at Tom-Cin Metals. Among students enrolled in Wisconsin technical colleges in 2011,...
Two-thirds of all jobs in the next ten years will require education beyond high school, but not a four-year degree. This message is not resonating with our future workforce yet because not enough young people in Wisconsin are pursuing skilled occupations. Do they realize what they are missing out...
A recent blurb at the very bottom of the editorial page in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acknowledges an oversight in a previous editorial, where the paper praises the UW System for launching a new dual enrollment program and simultaneously urges the technical colleges to follow suit and expand options for high school students. What the editorial board apparently didn't realize is that the technical colleges have offered dual enrollment programs for the past 30 years through programs like Youth Options and Youth Apprenticeships .
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