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May 2015

By Susan Pohorski
Often teens don’t know what they want to do as adults because they were not exposed to different careers when they were young. Career exploration can begin with a preschool picture book. Bob the Builder is not the only career role model for young children. Many children’s books feature characters...
By Susan Pohorski
Never having boys, I thought all high school males only speak in one- or two-word sentences, rarely to adults and only about video games or sports. Well, I was wrong. Recently I went to an event that shattered that image. The young men wore neckties and sport coats, and shook hands with each other...

April 2015

By Susan Pohorski
Brennan Schweiner and Marcus Kolarik, juniors at Denmark High School, earned 5 credits from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) while learning basic welding, CNC (computer numeric controlled) milling and coding skills. The students learned more than skills. They learned real-world problem...
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
STEM, (science, technology, engineering and math), is the wave of the future in education and employment. It is a priority for the President of the United States and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If you haven’t heard about STEM yet, you will very soon. In 2013, the Committee on...
By Susan Pohorski
Much has been written and said in the past few weeks about the coaching style of Bo Ryan and the secrets of his success in the NCAA Tournament. Some argued he should have been named to the Hall of Fame. Bo’s methods have led his team to the national championship game. However, many of his methods...
By Susan Pohorski
Many young people are overwhelmed by the career choices available to them. They don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. Others have definite career goals in mind. These individuals know their interests and are already spending time practicing or learning about the thing they are...

March 2015

By Susan Pohorski
Senioritis can have long-lasting effects. Learn to recognize the symptoms and cure this disease.
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
Which high school students practice, work together, compete and wear uniforms, receive scholarships, but are not on sports teams? They are members of student organizations such as DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA and Skills USA. Members of these organizations gain confidence, leadership skills,...

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