Career Planning for Youth
Career planning can be exciting, but also a little overwhelming. Fortunately, WCTC’s Career Connections offers a wealth of resources to help middle and high school students, their parents and guidance counselors navigate this process.
Career Planning and Exploration
- Career Connections provides career-planning appointments for parents and youth. Please call to make an appointment.
- WCTC’s Work Style Quiz (which takes 60 seconds or less) and the Career Clusters Quiz are easy ways to narrow down your options.
- My Next Move: This interactive tool covers tasks, skills, salary information and more for 900-plus careers.
- Mapping Your Future: This interactive tool covers tasks, skills, salary information and more for 900-plus careers.
Education and Training Options for After High School
- 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.
Other Training Options
- 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.