In “Explore,” L-C students investigate careers, local and state labor market needs, as well as service and work experience opportunities based on their interests and abilities. During the exploration stage, students will begin to narrow down their options to find and choose pathways that fit them best.
What do I want to do? Where do I want to go?
Explore career pathways and education opportunities. This stage includes the following topics.
Career ExplorationAll L-C students will have opportunities to participate in career-based events at various grade levels such as career fairs, job shadowing, and field trips. It is important for students to have opportunities to explore careers in various pathways. Using Xello, students will have access to the local labor market statistics as well as the 16 career clusters.
World of Work and Labor MarketIt is important for our students to have an understanding of the jobs available within our community and state to develop a realistic plan for their future. As of 2016, according to the jobcenterofwisconsin.com website, the top industries for employment in Kewaunee County are:
- Animal Production and Aquaculture
- Education Services
- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
- Hospitality and Food Services
- Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Post Secondary Education and Training OptionsStudents will access multiple sources for information on postsecondary programs, institutions, and scholarships/financial aid.
Career of the Week
Each week students at the Intermediate School showcase a new and exciting career path for Spartans. Check out the YouTube videos below to see all of the careers the Intermediate School students have explored.Middle School Teacher
Coin, Vending & Amusement Machine Service & Repair
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Careers on Wheels
Each spring the Intermediate School works with local businesses to organize a fun day for Spartan students to learn about different occupations and career paths. Local professionals bring company vehicles or equipment to showcase for students, and students get the opportunity to speak with employees and business owners.
The district is very appreciative of the efforts local businesses put into this event. Careers on Wheels provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn and get excited about the possibilities for their futures, and it wouldn't be possible without the tremendous support of our community!
Freshman Career Day
The Career Readiness Business Tour, open to freshman students, gives firsthand exposure to potential careers through tours and presentations on career and apprenticeship opportunities. Each participating student will visit five different businesses throughout Kewaunee and Brown counties over the course of the day.
“Our goal is to change the school experience by exposing the students to things they otherwise would not do,” says Mike Snowberry, director of learning services for the Luxemburg-Casco School District. “The more we let them know about, and experience, career options, they are better positioned to know what courses they should take during their final three years of high school.
“The district feels strongly that it must prepare students to be college, career and community ready. As part of that, we believe it is important we provide hands-on, authentic experiences that provide students with awareness and skills needed for whatever future pathway they choose. We are excited to offer this program.”