PART-TIME CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAM OPTIONS
Destinations Career Academy is Wisconsin’s first online Career & Technical Education (CTE) focused school. Districts face challenges offering various CTE options due to limited budgets, fewer available instructors, and diverse student career pathway interests. Destinations Career Academy's part-time CTE program presents an innovative solution to help students begin their career pathway while in high school.
Quick Facts About Destinations Career Academy:
- Public Charter school of McFarland School District
- Free to all Wisconsin students
- Full-time or part-time enrollment
- Wisconsin-certified instructors
- Certifications, early college credit, and work-based learning opportunities available
- Courses in FIVE pathways
Business Management and Administration
Operating Engineer Pre-apprenticeship Program
The Operating Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program is an innovative partnership between Destinations Career Academy, Wisconsin Operating Engineers, and Fox Valley Technical College.
- Operating Engineers Construction Career Exploration
- CDL Prep (Senior Year preferred)
- Three courses aligned with Registered Apprenticeship:
- Basic Construction Equipment Fundamentals
- Basic Grade and Construction Math
- Basic Maintenance of Mobile Equipment
- Opportunity for Advanced Standing Credit at Fox Valley Technical College
Advantages for Students
Tomorrow’s workforce does not want to wait to prepare for a career. The Operating Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program allows students to complete required apprentice coursework while still in high school.
- Graduate with more than a diploma
- Ready to start as an Operating Engineer Apprentice immediately after high school (go to the front of the application list!)
- Complete apprenticeship requirements while still in high school
- Save money on post high school tuition (approx. $150/credit)
- Gain workplace experience with area contractors through job shadows
Destinations Career Academy's Operating Engineers Pathway is a collaborative effort of Wisconsin Operating Engineers (IUOE Local 139) supported by the International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund.
With Destinations Direct or Wisconsin Part-Time Open Enrollment, your students can jump-start their future by taking CTE courses at Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin. Choose the option that best meets your students’ needs! Part-time enrollment options allow you to stay at your home school for all your other classes, sports, and clubs. Click here to begin the enrollment process.