Southeastern Wisconsin High School Champion Program

What is the High School Champion Program?

In an effort to increase awareness about manufacturing careers, redefine the image of manufacturing, demonstrate how young people and adults can secure great advanced manufacturing jobs through training and education, we have identified high schools in the region to participate in the Champion program. In the 2015-16 school year alone, the three schools that participated in the Dream It. Do It. SE Wisconsin program exposed over fifteen thousand students, parents, and educators in a three county (Kenosha, Racine and Walworth) region to advanced manufacturing/STEM as a top-tier career choice. In 2016-17 three additional high schools were added to the Champion program.

Who are the Champions?

High Schools Principals, Career & Technology Education (CTE) Coordinators or Teachers with an interest in representing their school and increasing STEM career options.

What do the Champions do?

  • Increase awareness of manufacturing/STEM careers

  • Offer a variety of career awareness activities to capture support of students, parents, teachers, etc.

  • Help develop programs that meet educational requirements

  • Help identify and recruit students to the next level of education/job attainment

Who are the Ambassadors?

High school Sophomores or Juniors that are outgoing, involved in Project Lead The Way, Career Technical Education, or other associated Manufacturing programs, and willing to devote time for extracurricular activities

What do the Ambassadors do?

  • Serve as advocates for manufacturing careers and the ‘faces’ of the campaign

  • Help recruit elementary and middle school students to enroll in STEM based programs such as Project Lead The Way and Career and Technology Education (CTE)

  • Assist Champions in promoting and setting up career events

  • Assist to develop “projects and promotions” within their school to highlight the initiative

What schools are currently represented?

Want to know more?

  • Contact the school representative listed above or:

    Katie Dembowski – Dream. It. Do. It. SE Wisconsin Project Manager