Why should you think about technical education, manufacturing or the skilled trades? Because careers begin in high school.

The Association for Career & Technical Education (CTE) says that high school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to postsecondary education while pursuing viable careers in their chosen fields. 

By connecting the students and employers of today with the job opportunites and technology of tomorrow, we are revolutionizing how students prepare for their technical careers.

Learn more about GPS Education Partners, a nonprofit education organization that offers Department of Workforce Development youth apprenticeship programs to local high schoolers. 

With GPS Education Partners, students will: 
• Achieve industry-recognized certifications from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), the ACT National Career Readiness program, Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program plus their high school diploma.
• Learn valuable skills while working on-the-job alongside mentors and skills coaches. 
• Enjoy small classrooms and follow curriculum plans customized to each student.

By connecting the students and employers of today with the job opportunities and technology of tomorrow, we are revolutionizing how students prepare for their technical careers.