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In partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Chamber is working to make sure every student graduates college-, career- and community-ready by providing meaningful experiential learning opportunities.

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 share their career story and help students consider their own path by highlighting the skills, knowledge and education used in their life and work. Learn more and register here.

Academic and Career Planning: The Chamber and Madison Metropolitan School District’s Academic and Career Planning strategy partner to invite business and community representatives to interview middle school and high school students about their experiences, college and career aspirations and the steps they’re taking to achieve their goals. Learn more and register here.

Contact us to learn how you can support the Chamber’s work with Madison public schools.