Update: Here is Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coverage.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson stopped by South Milwaukee High School Tuesday to announce a state grant piloting an innovative student career initiative.
It’s called My Life! My Plan! and it’s another example of the concrete steps our local schools are taking to prepare their students for the work force.
Check out the press release. From it:
The My Life! My Plan! Program was developed by the Greater Milwaukee Committee as a one-day workshop in which high school students meet with mentors from the business community to explore careers and develop a plan for success after graduation, whether in the workplace or at a post-secondary institution.
My Life! My Plan! was developed by the Greater Milwaukee Committee, which supports initiatives that enhance the business environment and quality of life in the Milwaukee area. Under the plan, members of the business community volunteer as career coaches to work with students in identifying potential career options and developing options for students that will enable them to meet their career goal. The students and mentors work together to complete a workbook that helps students to identify how their interests match up with career options. Students then develop a plan to gather necessary information and determine the steps necessary to successfully begin their identified career.
My Life! My Plan! was previously piloted to 300 students earlier this year. The $30,000 DWD grant is going to the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), which will administer the grant to serve more than 3,000 youth in area districts including Milwaukee Public Schools and the South Milwaukee School District.