Walker to appear in New Berlin Monday

Jan. 23, 2016

NEW BERLIN - Gov. Scott Walker will visit the New Berlin School District Monday in recognition of the district’s career and college readiness initiatives.

The district has made a push toward college and career preparation in recent years through community partnerships, like the Dual Enrollment Academy at Waukesha County Technical College. That program allows high school students to earn college credit in high-demand industries through work-based learning. The district has also required students in grades seven to 12 to create an academic and career plan. Beginning next year, all Wisconsin students in grades six to 12 will be required to have such a plan in place.

The district has also promoted career days and industry tours for high school students. The visit follows Walker’s State of the State address, in which he touted various legislative proposals aimed at making college more affordable. Included in the package is setting aside an additional $3 million for dual enrollment programs under the Wisconsin Fast Forward program.