Career Exploration

Career Exploration

MATC offers a variety of career exploration options for students to jump start their college careers. See below for more information on various programs offered through MATC.

Youth Apprenticeship

Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for junior and senior grade level high school students who want hands-on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction. This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.

The Youth Apprenticeship Program is managed by different consortiums and its availability differs by school district. For more information, please see your high school counselor, contact your local Youth Apprenticeship consortium or visit this website:

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Summer Camps

MATC offers summer camps on a variety of topics for you to explore potential careers in a variety of fields.

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Home School Options

If students are home-schooled or enrolled in a private, tribal, or school district outside of Wisconsin they may not qualify for certain dual credit options. If students are sixteen years of age and meet course prerequisites, they may enroll in MATC coursework. This coursework can be covered through private pay or a third-party funder that may be in agreement to cover student tuition. Since Start College Now is not available during summer terms, students can also choose standard enrollment during this time frame.

Career Coach

From the very beginning of your time at MATC, the Career Counselors/Advisors at  MATC's Student Career Center have an abundance of resources to help you make decisions about your college program and your career. It’s okay not to know exactly what you want to study when you walk through the doors at the Career Center, but our trained professionals will help you reflect on your own interests, values, skills, and passions to make an informed decision about your future.

Contact one of our Career Advisors today!


HS students interested in career exploration through dual enrollment classes should contact the Dual Enrollment Specialist for their high school’s region.

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