ACP at a Glance

Academic & Career Planning Newsletter Volume 4

This is the place to view highlights of Academic & Career Planning in the Sheboygan Area School District. ALL students grades 6-12 are navigating the SASD ACP process. Each month we focus on a different theme of ACP. Please join in our excitement as we prepare ALL future graduates for the next step in their self-defined career pathway.
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Volume 4: Work-based Learning

I think we would all agree that some of the most important learning in life is experiential -- to learn by doing. Work-based learning provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills to further develop employability skills. Most work-based learning experiences allow students to earn both money AND credits.

As part of our district Career and College Readiness goals, we strive for 100% of SASD graduates to be career-ready. One such indicator of career readiness is successful completion of a work-based learning experience while in high school. Work-based learning can come in many forms. Examples include 9-week co-ops, year-long youth apprenticeships, or other school sponsored internships. See below for a full list of work-based learning opportunities.

If you haven't started thinking about work-based learning as an integral part of your student's academic and career plan, the time is now!

Work-based Learning: Glossary of Terms

Job Shadow -- While not customarily considered "work-based learning," job shadows are the logical first step into a more in-dept experience. Job shadows can range from one hour to one day and can be coordinated through INSPIRE Sheboygan County or independently. Grades 6-12. Non-credit bearing. Can sometimes be known as a "Career Experience Day."

Work Experience/Internship -- This program provides work experience to 11th and 12th grade students in various occupations and is intended to provide basic employability skills with on-the-job training for high school credit. Students may earn up to one credit during the school year plus an additional 1/2 credit during the summer. This course can provide students an opportunity to gain specific, comprehensive employability skills by working toward certification in the Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate Program. One additional credit will be awarded upon completion of this state certificate. Enrollment should occur no later than October 15 and certificate competencies must be completed by May 1.

Youth Tutoring Youth -- Youth Tutoring Youth (YTY) is an elective, credited class for high school students grades. Application for the program is made on an individual basis through the high school counselor or advisor and the Youth Tutoring Youth Coordinator. YTY tutors provide individual or small group tutoring assistance to pre-school, elementary, middle school or high school students in a classroom in Sheboygan (public, private, and parochial) working under the direction of supervising and coordinating teachers. The tutors, in addition, complete a checklist of projects for each semester served. This course is offered to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Sheboygan Area School District including North, South, Central, Etude, Warriner, and Tower Academy. One-half regular credit is awarded for each hour of Youth Tutoring Youth. Many students take YTY for two consecutive hours. Daily attendance is required. Transportation to the tutoring site is the responsibility of the student, but bus tokens can be provided upon request.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) -- For students enrolled in advanced level Career and Technical Education classes that desire paid ($10/hour) work-based learning experiences in business, marketing, family and consumer science, health, or technology careers. Students are assigned a workplace mentor and receive instruction specific to their career focus. See career and technical education teachers or counselors for further details. A contract is signed in accordance to district policies. Co-ops last one quarter and consist of a minimum of 90 hours. Students can complete multiple co-ops with a variety of employers.

Youth Apprenticeship (YA) -- For students focused on careers in automotive, banking/finance, drafting/design, machine tool production and health careers. Students apply in their sophomore or junior year and attend Lakeshore Technical College classes that align with their paid work experience. A mentor is assigned to the student at the job site. YA lasts a minimum of one year and 450 hours.

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Apply now for summer and 1st quarter co-op placements by visiting

Contact Candice Boutelle or your school counselor with questions.

Upcoming Career Experience Days


1- SSM Health-St. Agnes Hospital, 9am-12pm (Lakeshore Healthcare Alliance Activity)

Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy

1 - Sargento Hilbert - 8:30am-11:30am, MUST be grades 10, 11 or 12.

Students must choose from one of the following career area: Research & Development, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, Maintenance & Mechatronics, Production, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Communications, Safety, Legal

7- Orthopedic & Sports Institute, Appleton, 5:15-7:45 PM (Lakeshore Healthcare Alliance Activity)

Physician Technician, X-ray services, RN, Physical Therapy

7-Aurora Medical Center-Manitowoc County, 8:30am-11:30am (Lakeshore Healthcare Alliance Activity)

Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation Services

8 - Sargento Plymouth - 8:30-11:30am, MUST be grades 10, 11 or 12.

Students must choose from one of the following career area: Research & Development, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, Maintenance & Mechatronics, Production, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Communications, Safety, Legal

14-St. Nicholas Hospital, 1-4pm (Lakeshore Healthcare Alliance Activity)

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Pharmacy

19 - Healthy Paws Veterinary Clinic - 8am-12pm, max 6 students, MUST be at least 16 years old and be seriously interested in becoming a veterinarian or veterinarian technician

22-Marian University, 8:30am-11:30am

Nursing Lab, Radiologic Technology, Exercise and Sport Science

28 - Kohler Company - no max number of students

29- Acension, Appleton Campus, 12-3pm (Lakeshore Healthcare Alliance Activity)

Nursing, mom and baby, behavioral health, surgical services

You can always see the full, continually updated list of career experience days HERE

To register for one of these events or any of our other activities, connect to the form HERE

Save the Date!

Inspired to Hire Job and Career Fair

May 1, 2019


UWGB:Sheboygan Campus

For all students looking for part-time, summer, or full time work after graduation!

What is INSPIRE Sheboygan County?

INSPIRE Sheboygan County helps your student achieve his/her career goals by bridging the gap between classwork and the work world. INSPIRE creates a way for students and job-seekers to actively interact with area employers and career coaches. By encouraging your child to take advantage of the tools, you can help them discover the career path that is right for them and to attain their career goals. Go here with your high school-aged child to view and make a request from the many activities offered by our local employers.

Bonus Video!

There's no such thing as a bad job. Every job is an opportunity .