Academic and Career Planning

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District
Academic and Career Planning

Mission:  Empower ALL students to make informed choices as they navigate their educational learning opportunities and prepare for college and/or career training.


Regional Labor Market Needs and Education and Training Needs:  


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Areas showing significant growth in our area include construction, trade, transportation and utilities, financial activities, personal and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.  A wide range of career training is needed for the above labor market needs ranging from on the job training to advanced college degrees.  



Parent Participation:  Parents are invited to participate in their child’s academic and career planning through ACP conferences at the 5th, 8th and 11th grade levels.  At these conferences the student and their parents meet with the student’s school counselor and review their academic plans and goals, career aspirations, and opportunities available to help achieve the student’s individual goals.  


Academic and Career Planning at the Elementary Level:

  • 5th grade ACP conference

  • Career Cruising classroom lessons

  • Career Exploration classroom lessons

  • Environmental Day - Environmental career exploration activities and speakers

  • 2nd grade broadcasting career field trip

  • Fire Safety Week - Emergency Services career demonstrations  

  • Heritage Fair - Wisconsin Industry Exploration


Academic and Career Planning at the Middle School Level:

  • Career Matchmaker assessment to match student to careers of interest

  • Career report

  • CTE exploratory courses including Family and Consumer Science, Technology and Engineering, and Business.  

  • Fine Arts and Foreign language exploration including Art, General Music, Band, Choir, and Spanish

  • 8th grade ACP conference

  • 8th grade Career Fair at Western Technical College

  • Small group career advisory activities


Academic and Career Planning at the High School Level:

  • Over 100 courses available grades 9-12 to explore career interests

  • 11th grade ACP conference

  • Career Matchmaker assessment to match student to careers of interest

  • Wisconsin Education Fair and Career Expo trip open to all junior students

  • 11th grade field trip to Western Technical College

  • Financial planning and education through Personal Finance- required course

  • Job shadow required through English coursework

  • Resume writing incorporated into English coursework

  • Reality Fair for junior and senior students every two years

  • College visit field trips to area colleges


Collaboration with Area Businesses, Industries, and Post-Secondary Institutions:

  • Co-ops and Apprenticeships with area businesses

  • Reality Fair in conjunction with Co-Op Credit Union


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