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Careers and Internships

College is not the only option after high school and may not be the best fit for every student. However, we do encourage students to earn some form of education after high school in order to have more options in the work field.  

 

These options include getting a certificate or technical diploma from a two-year school, starting an apprenticeship program, or doing a public service training program. We at the College and Career Centers can help students with all of these options. Please come in and meet with an advisor if you would like to pursue one of these options, and read below for more information about each.

Technical Diplomas or Certificate Programs
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a way to learn a trade or occupation — from a professional in that field — by doing the job while earning a salary.

Internships

An internship in Milwaukee Public Schools is a situation in which a high school student works for an employer for a specific period of time to learn about a particular industry or occupation. Activities undertaken by interns may include

  • special projects,
  • a sample of tasks from different jobs, or
  • tasks from one specific job.

Internships provide opportunities for students to obtain direct exposure to different careers in a structured, paid or unpaid work setting. Learn more about an MPS internship here.

Public Service Training Programs

If you are interested in working in public service, such as being a police officer, firefighter, or postal carrier, you should consider a public service training program. This can be the first step to a career in one of these services and a way to start earning a salary right out of high school. To learn more about each, click on the links below:

Job Board

If you are interested in a youth apprenticeship or an internship, please visit the Job Board to see which positions are open and available to you. Check back to see updates on open positions as the year goes on!

Special Hours

We look forward to serving you in our new, school-based College and Career Centers. The CACCs will be open during the school day and at select locations after school. 

Week of October 16, 2017:

CACCs will open on October 16, 2017, a non–student attendance day, unless stated closed below.

The following centers have specials hours:

  • CACC Audubon: Monday, October 9, closed; 
  • CACC Bradley Tech: Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • CACC North Division: Monday, October 9, closed; Friday, October 13, closed
  • CACC Obama: Monday, October 16, closed; Friday, October 20, closed
  • CACC Reagan: Monday, October 16, closed; Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • CACC Rufus King: Thursday, October 19, closed
  • CACC South Division: Monday, October 16, closed 
  • CACC Washington: Monday, October 16, closed; Thursday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.;  Friday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To see normal hours of operation for each center, please visit our Locations and Hours page.

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