ACP at a Glance
Academic & Career Planning Newsletter Volume 7
Volume 7: The Culmination
In volume 7 of the SASD ACP newsletter, we highlight two end of the year events, the Inspire to Hire Job Fair and Senior Signing Day. We also provide a closer examination of the role of labor market data and share an update on the growth of Inspire Sheboygan County.
The Sheboygan Area School District celebrated the graduating class of 2019 with our first annual 'Senior Signing Day’ on Thursday, May 30. Senior Signing Day is designed to recognize our seniors and their next steps in college and career. High school graduates were joined by universities, technical colleges, military representatives, and area employers.
North High School celebrated 229 graduating seniors who have selected a total of 67 different post-secondary options. Of the students recognized at North High 10 will be going into the military, 13 have been hired full-time by local employers, 44 will be attending a technical college, and 162 will be attending a 4-year college or university.
South High School celebrated 143 graduating seniors who have selected a total of 37 different post-secondary options. Of the students recognized at South High 8 will be going into the military, 6 have been hired full-time by local employers, 43 will be attending a technical college, and 86 will be attending a 4-year college or university.
One of the goals of the Sheboygan Area School District’s long-range plan is to ensure, upon graduation, all students will be prepared to successfully take the next step in their self-defined career pathway. Through the Academic and Career Planning process, which begins in sixth grade, students and their families are equipped with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about college and training options that lead to careers.
Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan Dekker were special guest emcees.
The Value in Labor Market Data
Two reliable resources that families can access for more information include:
For a more in depth look at Sheboygan County, download the 2017 workforce profile found below.
- The number of companies and career coaches that students can connect with on Inspire Sheboygan County are at all-time highs
- High school and middle school students are using the platform more than ever to request career-based learning experiences such as job shadows, career experiences, and mock interviews
- The youth co-op program continues to grow
Parents will become a focused target audience for the coming year. We will strive to increase awareness and improve engagement. So if you're a parent of a middle or high school student, you can start by talking to your son or daughter, visiting http://inspiresheboygancounty.org/ and liking @InspireSheboyganCounty on Facebook to stay connected.
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.
To 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