Career Pathways Newsletter
Meet Andre Keller! Andre was a 2019 WBLAHS and Gen Z Connections Graduate who interned at a variety of Manufacturing & Engineering companies during the Summer 2019. Since graduation, Keller is employed full-time at Quality Manufacturing as a CNC Operator. Keller is finishing his last semester at St. Paul College and will graduate with his Welding Diploma this fall. Quality Manufacturing has been providing Keller with on-the-job training in welding and many other manufacturing skills.
When Andre was attending WBLAHS he knew for sure he wanted to go into the Manufacturing Industry with a specific focus on Welding. As a WBL Career Pathways participant, Keller completed a variety of Manufacturing & Engineering Career Pathway courses, received career counseling, attended job site tours, and worked in paid, experiential learning opportunities. As a result, Andre is right where he needs and wants to be. Thank you for working together to shape the future!
Friday Virtual College Visits are a Hit!
WBL Career Pathways is teaming up with the WBLAHS College & Career Center to offer Friday College & Career Visits in a virtual format. We invite all post-secondary institutions, military reps, union training centers, and employers who offer a variety of training opportunities to sign up! If you would like to sign up for a time slot, fill out this form.
STUDENTS - Sign up for Virtual College & Career Visits HERE. All you have to do is hover your mouse over the logo for the Google Meet link and you're in! Can't make a virtual visit? No problem! ALL past visit links are replaced with the FAQs from the meeting. Here's your chance to learn about as many options as possible!
Automotive Career Pathway builds Education Tool Boards
The Automotive Career Pathway classroom got a face lift over the summer. CTE & Automotive Instructor, Derek Doescher, built two tool boards. In an effort to help students learn about all the tools that could be used, Doescher reached out to industry partners for help. Thank you to School Board President, Don Mullin and WBLAHS Graduate, Sidney Mullin for donating money to help build the board. Thank you to Sarah Jacobson for her artistry, to Herold Precision Metals for assisting in some of the metal work, and to the ASE Advisory Committee for working to improve the learning opportunities in the Transportation Education Department.
Business Career Pathway adds Knowledge Matters
The WBLAHS Business Career Pathway is fortunate to receive an account with Knowledge Matters which is a family of game-like simulations that help teach business, marketing, and personal finance in a whole new way! The program links real career skills to common core math, reading, and critical thinking competencies and standards. Knowledge Matters will provide Business Career Pathway students with the opportunity to complete virtual simulations within all different business platforms.
Business Career Pathway Teachers, Colleen Cameron, Alex Dahm, and Kelly Knutson teach a variety of courses including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Personal Finance, Accounting, Career Investigations, Law, and much more!
THANK YOU to
- Jenny Koll & family for donating isolation gowns to the Certified Nursing Assistant course!
- CTE 916 for trading a number of vehicles with the WBLAHS - Auto Shop. WBLAHS - South Campus' vehicles will be used in the CTE 916 Auto Dismantling program to accomplish a hands-on, self-paced learning approach.
- AutoNation & Justin Lohmann for towing 6 vehicles free of charge to and from WBLAHS - South Campus and CTE 916. Amazing!
- Buerkle Honda & Matt Smoyer for properly disposing 19 (11 ATV & 8 Vehicle) tires and for covering the disposal fees. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
- Julie Anderson for organizing the Friday College Visits. Students, staff, counselors, post-secondary institutions, and training reps appreciate your communication and innovative thoughts during these unique times!