In partnership with local businesses, the Lourdes Academy Scholars Program will assist students in the career exploration process by:
- Visiting businesses and talking with professionals working in the field.
- Narrowing down areas of interest to better make choices about colleges and careers.
- Understanding how the skills they are learning now can translate into careers in the future.
- Gaining a better understanding of the businesses that make up our community and economy.
In 2018/2019 the Scholars Program focused on: the miliary, law enforcement, medical, aero, engineering, construction trade, sports, broadcasting, veterinary, natural resources, legal, and business/entrepreneur.
Career Day is an annual event where middle school students learn about a wide variety of careers from professionals, many of them Lourdes Academy alumni. This unique day allows students to not only hear about diverse careers, but it also gives them opportunities to do hands-on career and problem-solving activities and hear from the speakers how they are living out their faith in their daily work. Here students are actively involved in such activities as picking up surgical tools and writing and testing basic computer programming.
Formally Wiscareers.com, Career Locker is available to all Lourdes Academy middle and high school students. As a leading career exploration website in Wisconsin, Career Locker offers students interest assessments, portfolio development, school searches, and career exploration. Students create accounts as 6th graders and can then login to the website at wiscareers.wisc.edu at school or home from that point until graduation.