Career Planning for Adults | Waukesha County Technical College

Career Planning for Adults

The secret to landing a job you love: discover how you can best leverage your interests, strengths, values, skills and personality in the workplace. WCTC’s Career Connections offers many tools to help you plan your next step.

Explore Careers

  • Career Development: This one-credit course will help you learn about your interests, values and skills through various activities, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory assessments. Register now for an online or in-person course.
  • Career Exploration: In this interactive and personalized workshop, you’ll complete assessments to identify potential careers based on your values, skills and interests. Find an upcoming session.
  • Meet with a Career Specialist: Our Career Specialists can help you navigate your career and employment options. Call to make an appointment.

Find Your Fit: Career Assessment Tools

Overwhelmed by the options? These career assessments can narrow your focus:

  • Career CruisingThis career planning system offers assessments and career information, including job descriptions, outlook, training options and salaries specific to Wisconsin.
    • Username: wctc
    • Password: Pewaukee
    • Career Connections can help you interpret your assessment results. Call to make an appointment.
  • My Next MoveThis interactive tool matches your interests with 900-plus careers and training pathways.
  • YouScienceLearn about what you naturally do well and what you like doing through this in-depth assessment to connect you to career options. Contact Career Connections today to get started.

When you have your results, schedule an appointment with one of our Career Specialists.

Research Education and Training Options

  • WCTC: Find a WCTC program that fits your interests.
  • Other Wisconsin technical colleges: The Wisconsin Technical College System has 49 campuses. The colleges offer more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas, and short-term technical diplomas.
  • University of Wisconsin System: The UW System is one of the world's premier public university systems. It educates more than 181,000 students on 26 campuses.
  • Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship: An apprenticeship combines on-the-job learning under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors: This national trade association for the construction industry offers education and training opportunities.
  • Armed Forces Careers: Get information about careers in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Waukesha County Workforce Development Center: A proud partner of the American Job Center network, the center and its partner agencies may provide educational and training funding to qualified participants.