Career Pathways Newsletter

October, 2019

Career Pathways Highlights

Welcome to a New School Year!

The WBL Career Pathways Team has been busy visiting as many high school classes as possible. During the month of September, the team visited over 50 classes at North, South, and ALC! As of October 1, WBL Career Pathways is working with 96 Automotive, 293 Construction, 475 Healthcare, 263 IT, and 420 Manufacturing/Engineering students. This includes students who are currently enrolled in a pathway course, have completed a course in the past, or who have voluntarily signed up on their own. This number continues to grow as we work to expand meaningful experiences for our students and align educational opportunities for our local industry partners.

WBLAHS Student Receives Business Achievement Award

Congratulations to WBLAHS - South Campus student, Skylar Lamminen for receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award from White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce. Lamminen is currently a Junior who runs Bear Nutrition in White Bear Lake with her family.  Another big congrats to Jenny Moore for receiving the 2019 Business Achievement Award for Excellence in Student Workforce Development. WBL Career Pathways is excited to continue creating and aligning educational opportunities for our local industry partners.


Meet WBLAHS - South Campus' New Manufacturing Career Pathway Instructor

Hello,  my name is Joshua Dery and I am the new Tech Ed teacher at White Bear Lake Area schools South Campus.  I teach classes related to Manufacturing and Machining. Since I accepted this position I have been so impressed by the ways that our industry partners support education here in White Bear.  I have had the privilege to meet a few of these partners personally and look forward to meeting many more. Thank you for all the ways in which you have supported and continue to support our education goals.  If you would like to connect with Dery, please email

J. Dery - WBLAHS - South Campus Manufacturing Career Pathway Instructor

Dery will be joining WBL Career Pathways, Dan Rossiter, and 75+ WBLAHS students for National Manufacturing Day on October 4. This year students will be visiting Teamvantage, Trane, Wilbert Plastic Services, and Wilson Tool International. We look forward to sharing all the great stories in next month’s newsletter.

Bond Referendum Public Meetings

  • 7 p.m. on Wed, Oct. 2 at Hugo Elementary, 14895 Francesca Ave N, Hugo
  • 7 p.m. on Thurs, Oct. 3 at Vadnais Heights Elementary, 3645 Centerville Rd, VH

Learn more about the referendum on the district's website.

Upcoming Career Pathways Events

2nd annual Health & Human Services Expo hosted by White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Network Subscribe to Alerts
all day
Century College
WBL Career Pathways @ CTE Works! Subscribe to Alerts
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN
Career Pathways Expo @ WBLAHS - South Subscribe to Alerts
WBLAHS - South Campus