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CTE Success Stories

Gretta Balczewski

SkillsUSA a Recurring Theme for Teacher

05/02/2022
Gretta BalczewskiGretta Balczewski is an unapologetic superfan of SkillsUSA. “I could talk SkillsUSA for days and not cover everything,” says Gretta...

Career Exploration a Life-Changer

03/22/2022
Keith WartzenluftCareer and technical education (CTE) can be life-changing. No one knows this better than CTE teacher Keith Wartzenluft, a business...

Student Connects With Media Production

02/24/2022
Gabe VargasGabe Vargas’s passion is communications. “I’ve always been a talker and a people-person,” says the senior from Chippewa Falls Sr. High...

Holiday Pop-up Store Offers Real-World Lessons

01/25/2022
Heather BreskeA school-based enterprise is an amazing learning lab. Just ask Holmen High School marketing teachers and DECA advisors Heather Breske...

Grow-Your-Own Educator Internship Takes Flight

01/25/2022
“Representation Matters” is a phrase seen frequently in the arts and entertainment industry, and it applies to education, too. “Students who have...

Wauwatosa Program Aims to Fill Skills Gap

12/06/2021
Craig Griffie is the technical education teacher at Wauwatosa East and was the same at Brown Deer for 6 years before that, but he still has students...

Teachers Talk: Experience-Based Licenses

10/25/2021
This month, we meet educators whose paths to teaching were varied and winding. Each had to take a leap of faith, as did the school districts that...
Cyndi Pavelski

Innovative Program About More Than Marketing

06/01/2021
The Student Marketing Team at the Appleton Area School District (AASD) emphasizes building skills such as communications, collaboration, and...

Little Chute Youth Apprentice Loves Her Career Choice!

05/28/2021
Today’s success story comes from the Little Chute Career Pathways Academy (LCCPA) and its LCCPA News monthly newsletter. It is reprinted with...

Making It Work

04/14/2021
Delaine Stendahl is one of those people who focuses on doing a good job and day by day, builds a reputation for outstanding work in her field. She’s...

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