In its fourth year, Career Connections Academy (CCA) continues to be one of Wisconsin’s largest hands-on career expos for middle school students. Throughout this three-day event, students had the opportunity to experience one of the 80 different career options by way of informative and fun hands-on activities at Moraine Park Technical College. The interactive classrooms were facilitated by business representatives from over 65 area businesses along with Moraine Park Technical College faculty members.
The goal of this program is for students to learn about the wide variety of careers with different levels of educational background and to provide insight into opportunities within the greater Fond du Lac area. Through interactive activities students learned about five different career pathways including: Agriculture, Healthcare, Services, Skilled Trades & Manufacturing and Information Technology.
By the numbers:
- 3 days
- 2,100 students
- 6 school districts + 7 private schools
- 65+ area businesses
- 130+ area business representatives and MPTC faculty members
- 80+ careers highlighted