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What does School-to-Work mean?

School-to-work means entering the working world during or directly after graduation.  Businesses provide work-based learning and their services to high school students who want to go directly into the workforce. The Fox Cities area has a few programs in  place to help students transition into their ideal vocation. If a student is ready to do school-to-work, they will integrate structured training and provide work experience.  The information below will help you get started with your search for the right school-to-work opportunity for you.

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeships are open to anyone 18 years of age and over and are a post-secondary education like college or university. These students only receive a portion of their education in the classroom because the  bulk of their learning is on the job site while working for an employer who will pay them a good wage. Employment comes first, then the employer supports the apprenticeship. The classroom instruction is usually provided at the Wisconsin Technical college system. 

Check out this Apprenticeship Awareness Toolkit from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to learn more. The DPI also has a variety of videos about apprenticeships that are available to you.

See also: Youth Apprenticeships

Job and Career Resources

  • Use Indeed, one of the top job searching  websites to find a job.
  • Use Glassdoor to find jobs but also research employers. 
  • Use Snagajob if you're looking for hourly work. 
  • Use FlexJobs if you are looking for remote work. 
  • Use LinkedIn if you would like to connect directly with recruiters.
  • Use LinkUp if you would like to keep up-to-date listings of employment. 

In addition to the above resources, there is also a Job Board in the Counseling Suite at Xavier. Stop by to check it out or feel free to use the online version. Local employers LOVE Xavier students!

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