Work-Based Learning


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Welcome to Work-Based Learning at Sun Prairie Area School District

At Sun Prairie Area School District, we open doors for students to explore real-world experiences and discover their passions. Imagine stepping into a career field you're curious about, gaining hands-on experience, and figuring out if it's your path forward. Through our partnerships with state programs like Youth Apprenticeship and Employability Skills, we offer immersive Work-Based Learning initiatives. It's a chance for students to dive deep, build skills, and set a course for their future careers. Parents and caregivers, picture your child exploring, growing, and making informed choices about their future. Let's embark on this journey together, shaping bright futures one experience at a time.

Discover Your Career Path

Work-Based Learning isn't just about getting a taste of the working world; it's your chance to dive into a career field and see if it's the right fit for you. Imagine working alongside professionals, learning from the best, and discovering your strengths and interests firsthand. With mentorship from industry experts, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also receive guidance and support every step of the way. Parents and caregivers, envision your child exploring their passions, growing their confidence, and making informed decisions about their future. It's more than a program; it's a transformative experience that sets the stage for success.

Benefits of Work Based Learning

  • Work and get paid while you learn (and earn credit) during the school day.

  • Immerse Yourself: Picture yourself in a real workplace, gaining hands-on experience and earning while you learn.

  • Discover Your Passion: Explore different career paths, uncover your strengths, and find what ignites your passion.

  • Grow Your Skills: Develop essential skills and competencies through practical experiences and mentorship.

  • Build Connections: Connect with professionals, expand your network, and gain valuable insights into the working world.

How to Get Involved / Participate in Work Based Learning

At Sun Prairie Area School District, we're excited to offer you multiple ways to dive into Work-Based Learning and discover your passions:

  1. Connect with Your College Career and Life Readiness Coordinator or School Counselor: They're your guides to Work-Based Learning, ready to share exciting opportunities and help map your path to success.

  2. Mark Your Calendar for Information Sessions: Explore Work-Based Learning firsthand during our January, February, and March Informational Sessions. Can't make it or interested at a different time of year? Reach out to your coordinator or counselor for more options!

  3. Apply for Your Work Based Learning Experience: Ready to turn your interests into action? Apply for Work-Based Learning programs that ignite your curiosity and align with your future goals. Start your journey by clicking the application link here or below!

  4. Craft Your Story with a Standout Resume: Showcasing your skills and experiences is key. Craft a compelling resume that shines a light on your unique talents and sets you apart from the crowd. Resources to get started are just a click away - Right Here or below!

  5. Stay Plugged In: Don't miss out on important updates and opportunities! Check your school email regularly for insights from your College Career and Life Readiness Coordinator, Mr. Greg Granberg (Sun Prairie Career and Technical Education Coordinator), and Mr. Josh Fassl (Director of the Dane County School Consortium).

  6. Discover New Horizons: Dive into the world of job exploration! Connect with employers, attend job fairs, and network with industry professionals to discover exciting career paths waiting for you. Dive deeper into opportunities by exploring the resources linked here or provided below!