MADISON, Wis., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new school has partnered with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 (Operating Engineers) and Fox Valley Technical College to offer Wisconsin’s first ever Career and Technical Education-focused online high school.
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin (WIDCA) is a tuition-free online public charter school open to students statewide in grades 9 – 12. The school will serve full-time students as well as offer individual courses to students in schools that do not have access to CTE programs. The school is now accepting open enrollments.
“Wisconsin must focus on increasing education and job opportunities for the next generation. This revolutionary new school helps meet our state’s critical workforce development needs,” said Terry McGowan, President of the Operating Engineers. “Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin will prepare our young people with the knowledge, skills, and training needed to access the many available technical and high-paying jobs that help our state grow.”
This exclusive pre-apprenticeship program provides WIDCA students a head start on their career goals by earning technical and specialty trade credentials, college credits, and workplace experiences. Obtaining industry certifications opens the door to increased job opportunities for students in high-demand and high-paying jobs.