At Moraine Park Technical College, we want to help you change your view and change your life! An MPTC Career Coach is in your high school to help you—and your parents—tackle the tough questions and plan for the future… Investing in your future can be a team effort. Contact your Career Coach today!
Career Coaches are available to high school students and their parents as a resource for everything MPTC!
Career Coach Resources
Interests, Values & Abilities
What do you like to do? What’s important to you? What are you good at? Do some soul searching and find the right fit for you!
Wisconsin Technical College Career Interest Questionnaire
Participate in this 10 minute questionnaire about your interests to help identify which clusters (career areas) might be the best fit for you. Based on activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subjects you like, the questionnaire ranks the career clusters you may find most fulfilling.
WI Career Pathways
It's not too early to take charge of your future. Whether or not you have your high school or college education planned, career pathways can help you find the careers that are right for you and get you prepared for them. Get started now!
My Next Move
What do you want to do for a living? Search careers with key words, browse careers by industry and tell us what you like to do and we'll try to match it. Great crosswalk for Veterans. www.mynextmove.org
O*NET On-line has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! www.onetonline.org
Work Importance Locator
Self-assessment career exploration tool that allows you to pinpoint what is important to you in a job. It helps identify occupations that you may find satisfying based on the similarity between work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations. www.onetcenter.org/WIL.html
Global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction. www.onetonline.org/find/descriptor/browse/Work_Values
Labor Market Information
These sites contain information on projected job demand, salary expectations and descriptions of the work.
Wisconsin's workforce and labor market information system
Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
WI Health Careers.org
Looking for info on a career in the medical field? You'll find everything you need here:
- What the career is all about
- The demands of the career
- What classes to take while still in high school
- Where you can get training or education in and around Wisconsin
- Even projected hiring for trained professionals in Wisconsin!
Local group working collaboratively to ensure an abundant supply of high quality healthcare professionals, now and in the future by sponsoring Health Care Career Experiences and Job Shadows.
Services are provided at no cost to students who are currently enrolled in associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificate programs. Every effort is made to make a smooth transition from college to work.
The Moraine Park Technical College Career Centers provide adults and youth with tools for career planning and job search. We believe that your chances for career success will be greater if you make a well-informed career decision.
Earn College Credits in High School
Career Prep and Youth Options are two ways for high school students to start earning college credits while still in high school. Career Prep courses are offered right in your high school for free.
Youth Options courses are taken at the college. If you have questions about Youth Options, please talk with your school counselor.