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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; however, hours may be extended for special events taking place in the centers. Every other Friday, the CACCs will be closed briefly in the morning for staff to meet. The centers will reopen at noon on those select Fridays.

Week of December 4, 2017:
CACC Golda Meir: Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CACC MSOL: Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CACC Obama: Monday, closed; Wednesday, closed
CACC Washington: Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, closed; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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

Special Events

City Year is a national, non-profit who is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. During the week of December 11, 2017, City Year Milwaukee will be visiting our centers to educate students on the program and the employment, education and professional development opportunities they can receive through this program. If your student or you are interested in finding out more about City Year Milwaukee, please attend their visit to your high school, list below.

Monday, December 11

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: CACC MSOL
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: CACC Hamilton
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CACC North Division

Tuesday, December 12

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: CACC Marshall
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: CACC Pulaski
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CACC Washington

Wednesday, December 13

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: CACC Bradley Tech
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: CACC South Division
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CACC Bay View
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: CACC MHSA

Thursday, December 14

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: CACC Reagan
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CACC Vincent
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: CACC WCLL

Friday, December 15

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: CACC Audubon
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: CACC Riverside
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CACC JMAC
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: CACC Obama

 

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