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May 2014

By Susan Pohorski
If you want to know what employers are looking for these days or what careers are most in demand, ask your local technical college. At least 54 percent of Wisconsin’s jobs in the next decade will require a technical college degree. Technical colleges keep their ears to the ground when it comes to...
Yes parents--summer is coming and then your child will be a senior. Is your son or daughter ready for their last year of high school? Here is a ‘to do’ list for you and your child: _____ Double check your schedule with your counselor. Have you met all your requirements for your senior year? _____...

April 2014

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
Remember the song in The Sound of Music when Sister Maria teaches the children to sing? “Start from the very beginning,” she advises. When you begin to consider your child’s future career and education, don’t start with college or university choices. Start with your child’s interests, personality...
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...

March 2014

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
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
Recently, a friend and I were reminiscing about how our daughters fought with each other when they were young. He recalled one episode when his girls were shouting at each other over some conflict and his wife locked them in the bathroom and would not let them out until they resolved the argument...

February 2014

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...
NWTC students used their team-building and problem solving skills to organize a successful fundraising event. Photo by Megan McCray On a frigid Green Bay morning, a group of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) classmates learned that a 3.1-mile run could change a child’s life. NWTC Team...

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