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Career Connections: How Do I Get There? Creating a Career Plan

How Do I Get There?- We can help!

You've done your career research and you've narrowed it down. You have a goal in mind. But how, exactly, will you reach that goal? You might have a gap in education or training for the career you are considering. Now is the time to plan how you will gain the skills you need to be competitive in the job market. Talk to us about what resources you might need to complete a program. Perhaps you need financial assistance and aren't sure how to go about getting it. Maybe you foresee childcare obstacles. You could be worried about academics after not being in school for several years. We are here to support you, connect you to resources, and help you develop a plan to reach your goals.

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Setting Goals

Use this worksheet to work through your goals step-by-step. It will help you to solidify your plan and to see potential obstacles so that you can think about solutions.

Overcoming Obstacles

Financial Assistance

  • More than half of all students use financial aid to help pay for college (loans, scholarships, and grants). Click here to access information about the financial aid process at WCTC. Call 262-691-5123 to talk to a financial aid representative. 
  • Click here for a list of WCTC Foundation Scholarships.
  • Have you been laid off or are you underemployed? You may be eligible for training funds through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program. To find out more, click here.
  • Campus Cupboard is WCTC's food pantry. Click here for more information.
  • Click here for information on programs such as FoodShare, Medical Assistance/Badger Care, Energy Services, and Child Care.
  • If you are eligible for FoodShare, you may be eligible for the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program. Click here for more information.
  • The Waukesha Hispanic Collaborative Network partners with many agencies who provide services to all ethnicities.

Academic Assistance

Academic Assistance

  • Your academic advisor is an important partner in your education. Academic advisors help WCTC students understand the college's programs, policies and procedures, and provide tools and resources needed to be successful. Maintain an ongoing relationship with your academic advisor and check in each semester. Contact Academic Advising if you are having difficulty with anything that is preventing you from being a successful student.
  • In Academic Support Services, students can review and improve the skills essential for academic success. Come here for help as soon as you think you might need it in any class.
  • The Computer Basics/Literacy class is a versatile, self-paced class meant for not only the beginning computer user, but also those who wish to enhance skills in Windows and Microsoft Office. Great for employment test preparation and for brushing up before or while taking other classes. To register, call 262-691-5578. $4.50 fee per semester.
  • If you think you may need accommodations for a short-term or long-term disability, contact the Student Accessibility Office for assistance.
  • If you are experiencing life problems that are affecting your academics, short term counseling is available to students free of charge. Contact Counseling Services for more information.