Kaukauna, Mishicot honored for career training programs

Posted on Apr 19, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive
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Wisconsin Technical College System Provost and Vice President Colleen McCabe and Department of Public Instruction Director of Career and Technical Education Sharon Wendt accept Mishicot High School’s Excellence in Action award.

Two Wisconsin high schools were among eight to receive national honors for programs delivered in partnership with technical colleges that “represent the best of Career and Technical Education (CTE).”

Kaukauna and Mishicot high schools received Excellence in Action Awards at the 2019 Advance CTE spring meeting in Maryland. Advance CTE is a national nonprofit representing state leaders in secondary, postsecondary and adult CTE across the country.

Mishicot High School was honored for its plant science program, which was developed in partnership with more than 30 local businesses and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College and Lakeshore Technical College. The program evolved from a single class into a full program of study, offering students the ability to earn college credits and industry certifications. Students also engage in work-based learning, assuring an understanding of industry trends and connections for future employment.

Kaukauna High School’s manufacturing program works with FVTC to prepare students for high‑demand careers with hands-on experience and rigorous coursework. Kaukauna students who are part of the state’s Youth Apprenticeship program, can program state-of-the-art machining equipment that uses industry-standard computer-aided design (CAD). They can earn state-recognized certifications and college credit in manufacturing, automation and electronics for a smooth transition to college or career.