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CTE Success Stories

This Graduate Has Options

Cudahy High School (CHS) graduate Kody Adams has always known he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a firefighter, and that might...

Sky’s the Limit for Kaukauna Student

How do you get into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)? Ask Michael Kraus, a 2020 graduate of Kaukauna High School, who is starting...

Retiring Teachers Share Lessons Learned

This year, three of Wisconsin’s topnotch agriculture teachers retire from the programs they have built over more than 30 years. Though they are all...

One Teacher’s Plunge Into Distance Learning

Julie Williams is a health science teacher at Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a school with more than 2,100 students. She also has a...
Henry Pike

Investor in the Making

Henry Pike, a sophomore at Cameron High School, pitched a $2 billion investment plan to fund his dream of building a water treatment plant that is...

Student Glimpses Real Life in the Trades

This story was written on February 20, 2020. My name is Grant Tritabaugh, and I am currently a senior in the Trades Career Academy (TCA) with De...

Everyone at the Table

It takes solid partnerships to create top-notch work-based learning opportunities for high school students, and Hayward High School’s Construction...

Not Just for the Trades

At first, Marshall Lautenbach, a student at Bonduel High School in Bonduel, WI, was unsure about the Youth Apprentice (YA) program. “I thought it was...
CTSO officers

CTSO Officers Urge Freshmen to Get Involved

A CTSO visit day was part of the New Glarus School District’s goal of college and career readiness for every student. Officers from career and...

Region Pulls Together for Auto Tech

Even in high school, Kolton Swenink knew he was a “hands on” person so he was a “regular” in career and technical education (CTE) classes. “I took...

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