Career FAQs

What is Career Planning, also called Academic and Career Planning (ACP)?

Per the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Academic and Career Planning (ACP) “is a student-driven, adult supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post-high school success. This is obtained through self-exploration, career exploration and the development of other necessary employability skills”. Schools will be required by the state legislature to incorporate student Academic and Career Plans into the curriculum by the 2017-18 school year. (Please visit the WI DPI website for more information.)

What are Career Clusters?

Career clusters are a national classification of occupations grouped into 16 broad industries that are based upon common knowledge and skill sets. Career clusters are then divided into various pathways for occupations in those career fields.

What is a career-based learning experience?

Career-based learning refers to a continuum of activities, both in and outside the classroom, that provide opportunities for students: to connect what they are learning in the classroom to the world of work, to learn about careers and the education and training requirements for occupations within and across industries, to identify career interests and aptitudes, to use the workplace for both learning and applying college, and career-readiness skills and knowledge.

What if I don't see an occupation of interested listed among the available options?

If you do not see available opportunities in your specified career cluster, please contact our team at the Greater Green Bay Chamber at (920) 593-3400 or by using the provided contact form. We are constantly working on ways to improve the user experience and ensure successes among all users – Students, Educators and Business Professionals – for building a thriving future workforce.

What type of opportunities are available for students?

The following opportunities are available for Students: job shadow, informational interview, beyond a shadow, high school part-time employment, internship, post-high school employment, volunteer and youth apprenticeship.

What type of opportunities are available for educators?

The following opportunities are available to Educators: classroom guest speakers, financial literacy day participation, mock/exit interviews, tours and on-site events.

What type of opportunities are available for post-high school students?

The following opportunities are available to Post-High School: job shadow, post-high school part-time and full-time jobs, financial literacy workshops, mock/exit interviews, tours and on-site events.

What is a Job Shadow?

A job shadow is a career-based learning experience that allows students to visit a business professional on-site to observe a typical work day – approximately three to four hours – to gain further exposure to a career of interest. Job shadows give students an opportunity to ask specific questions about a particular field of work and can expand their professional network of contacts.

What to expect from a job shadow?

The following outline of events gives you an idea of what your job shadow experience may consist of. (Keep in mind that everyone’s experience will vary.) -Introductions -Tour of organization -Information about specific job/career field -Student’s questions -Shadow time (observe work, attend meetings and meet other colleagues) -Thank-you and good-byes.

What is "Beyond a Job Shadow"?

Beyond a Job Shadow is a mini-mentoring opportunity for students who are serious about a particular career – with four to six visits to a business professional’s work site.

Who to contact if need more career development information?

Please contact our team at the Greater Green Bay Chamber to assist with the issue and find a solution – (920) 593-3400 or via the provided contact form on the site.