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Opportunities for Students

Career-Based Learning

For in-depth overviews of these opportunities, please refer to the high school course guide.

 

LAUNCH at the Innovation Collaboratory
LAUNCH provides a unique learning experience (via actual courses and in areas such as project management, data science, entrepreneurship & sales, innovation/design thinking, and teamwork) where students connect academic and technical knowledge and skills to engage in real-world business problems, projects, needs and ideas. Students will have the opportunity to learn in courses taught by Elmbrook teachers and also be guided by business/industry professionals as they work collaboratively with peers to provide real solutions to business/industry projects/problems.

For more details, visit the LAUNCH website.
 

Internship/Job Opportunity
The experiences extends beyond the exploration phase of career planning and into work experience. Modeling of job functions and providing opportunities for students to engage in the work is expected. The students will develop a deeper level of understanding of the inner workings of the industry and the complexity of the career field by collaborating with others. Internships are typically paid. Students should receive feedback from the employer about their job performance as an opportunity to further understand and engage in the work.

Student secures his/her own internship or they can review the Student Career Opportunities Board for possibilities inside and outside of the district.
 

Mentorship/Job Shadow

A career exploration opportunity for students that occurs through planned on-the-job visitations in a student selected career field. Students will be matched on an individual basis with an adult/professional mentor working in the career interest area. An individual plan, developed by the student and mentor/supervisor, helps structure and guide the experience. The job shadow experience requires 40 hours in a workplace setting (single or multiple) during the school day and/or outside of the school day. The job shadow can occur over a summer and/or (typically) one or two terms and will be unpaid. Consider this opportunity if you are a junior or senior and wondering about a particular career field.
 

Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT)

ICATT teaches apprentices skills that companies want, giving the individual a highly valued knowledge set and preparing him/her to use it from day one in current program areas that include Industrial Maintenance Technicians or CNC Machining. It provides training under the internationally recognized German Standard. This program offers opportunities for apprentices who want to work in an exciting and cutting-edge field, gain training both in the classroom and at companies, all while earning a salary.

*NOTE: ICATT is not a program maintained or coordinated by the School District of Elmbrook

Visit the ICATT Website for information and how to apply
 

Career & Employment Opportunities (CEO)

Learn career and life skills while you earn!  Students can engage in this personalized learning, seminar course to further support the development of professional knowledge and skills which can then be applied to real world work experiences.  
 

Youth Apprenticeship (YA)

A rigorous one- or two-year program that combine academic and technical classroom instruction with paid work experience, allowing them to explore a career while still in high school.

Youth apprentices receive occupational-related instruction and on-the-job training as part of their regular high school schedule, and they leave high school with a state skills certificate and career-related work experience. Those who successfully complete the YA program and graduate from high school may be eligible for advanced standing in specific technical college programs.

YA students are partnered with a workplace mentor and are exposed to all facets of an industry resulting in attainment of competencies and skills set by the industry. WCTC staff provides the regional coordination for the Youth Apprenticeship programs offered in Waukesha County.

For more information, review the High School Course Guide (Experiential Learning), visit WCTC’s Website or visit the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Website

Other experiential learning opportunities to consider/could be arranged include:

  • Course specific activities (e.g., solving real, rigorous, and relevant work-based problems / challenges that a business/industry provided to classroom instructors and students; site visits to business/industry work sites to engage with industry standard equipment/tools/supplies)

  • Specific career-centered clubs/co-curriculars (e.g., Robotics, DECA, etc.)
     

Dual Enrollment Academy (DEA)

WCTC’s Dual Enrollment Academy is designed to provide high school seniors with a head start in jobs in high-demand fields [Tool and Die/CNC, Welding/Fabrication, Automation Systems (Robotics), IT Systems Specialist, or Hospitality Specialist] while providing them an opportunity to earn college credits – prior to high school graduation. The initiative awards participants with a WCTC diploma (upon successful completion) along with high school credits.

Students spend the majority of their school day, both fall and spring semesters of their senior year, at WCTC participating in the DEA.

Beyond gaining college credit, participation in the DEA helps high school students ease the transition from high school to post-secondary education, giving them insight into college academics. The initiative also benefits business and industry by having an immediate impact on private-sector employers looking for skilled talent.

For more information, visit the WCTC’s DEA Website.
 

Industry-Recognized Certifications

Please use the following links for more information:

Capstone Courses

Engineering Design and Development (EDD); Business Leadership

  • Please access the High School Course Selection/Offering Guide above for information regarding this learning opportunity

Coursework for College Credit Opportunities

For in-depth overviews of these opportunities, please refer to the high school course guide.

 

Early College Credit Program (ECCP)
The State of WI Early College Credit Program is available to high school freshman through seniors who desire to take courses at any UW institution, 2-year institution, or private college or university for highschool and/or college credit. This program is a great opportunity for students to get a head start on college coursework or extend their learning beyond what the high school curriculum offers. After receiving board approval the school district will pay for the courses that have been successfully completed by the student.

Click here for the Board Policy 6182.

For more information, visit the DPI Website for ECCP.
 

Start College Now (SCN)
The Start College Now Program is available to high school juniors and seniors who desire to take courses at any Wisconsin technical college. Approved courses, not already offered in the high schools, count towards high school and/or college credit. The program opens the door to greater learning opportunities for motivated students considering a technical career, wishing to begin college early, or preparing themselves to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation. After receiving board approval the school district will pay for the courses that have been successfully completed by the student.

Click here for the Board Policy 6183.

For more information, visit the Wisconsin Technical Colleges website for SCN.
 

Advanced Standing (AS)
Provides students with “credit in escrow” because the application of the credit is delayed until students enroll in a technical college program.  No fees are charged to the student or district. Classes are taught by high school faculty who hold a current DPI license in the related area of instruction.  High school course(s) or competencies are determined to be equivalent or comparable to a technical college course. Agreements require a minimum of a 3.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale for students to earn credit. The student must meet all conditions of the articulation agreement. Technical college credits are awarded; however, technical college grades are not given for these courses.  Also, each student who completes a PLTW course (IED, POE, DE) may have an option to receive college credits from The University of Iowa. However, only one option may be chosen for each course.

*Open to Juniors and Seniors, with the exception of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes, which are open to students in grades 9-12
 

College in Schools (CIS)
The nationally accredited College in the Schools (CIS) program brings University of Minnesota (U of M) faculty together with high school teachers to offer U of M courses in high schools.

Students experience the faster pace and increased rigor of U of M courses; earn free college credits that are highly transferable; and, demonstrate their learning on multiple and varied assessments throughout the course, rather than on a single, high-stakes test.

*Students in 9-12 may participate depending on the agreement with the college/university.

For more information, visit the CIS Website
 

Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP)
CAPP is a UW Oshkosh initiative and collaboration with participating high schools to provide academically capable students an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. It is a concurrent enrollment program, meaning courses are taught for the most part during the regular school day, by certified high school teachers who hold adjunct lecturer status with UW Oshkosh.

*Students in 9-12 may participate depending on the agreement with the college/university

For more information, visit the CAPP Website.
 

Advanced Placement (AP)
Courses offer curriculum defined by The College Board.  Advanced Placement courses are equivalent to college level curriculum and require approximately nine to ten hours of out-of-class time per week.  AP examinations are offered in the spring (May) and may be taken by any high school student as well as those enrolled in the AP course. Based on a student’s AP test score, the student may be eligible for college credit or meet post-secondary prerequisite course requirements upon enrollment.

*See High School Course Guide for grade level(s) participation (depending on course).

Review the AP Website for more information.
 

Transcripted Credit (TC)
High school students may earn both high school and postsecondary credit from a technical college or a four-year college or university for successfully completing college level courses. These courses are often referred to as “Dual Credit”. Eligible courses are designed with the letters “TC” or CAPP after the course title. Additional fees will apply.  

*NOTE: Transcripted courses with WCTC, as well as CAPP and CIS (below) are examples of “Dual Credit” opportunities.

Student Career Opportunities

Disclaimer: Items on board updated upon receipt, position status, and company request.

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