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The Chamber commits significant resources to support student achievement by increasing work-based learning opportunities that satisfy curriculum requirements in Madison’s public schools.

Personalized Pathways: The Chamber is an anchor partner of Madison Metropolitan School District’s Personalized Pathways initiative, a redesign of the high school experience that includes interconnected courses and experiences driven by the student and their personal academic and career plan.

Youth Apprenticeship Program: The Chamber has joined forces with Madison Metropolitan School District to grow the Youth Apprenticeship Program, a rigorous, two-year elective offered to juniors and seniors that combines classroom instruction with mentored, on-the-job training. Youth Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to encourage future talent and help them build job and professional skills through real-world work experience.

School Makes a Difference: Sponsored by the Chamber and the MMSD Pathways program, School Makes a Difference (SMAD) is an opportunity for students to learn about various careers and professional journeys from adults in our community. Guests get to share their career story and help students find their own path by highlighting the skills, knowledge and education they use in their life and work. Register here.

Contact Talent and Education Manager Marshall Behringer to learn how you can support the Chamber’s work with Madison public schools.