We work collaboratively with Dane County School Districts and statewide work-based learning programs to offer educational opportunities related to career exploration. We are providing a pathway for high schooler's to find tomorrow's career TODAY, through hands-on learning opportunities!

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DCSC programming includes:

The Youth Apprenticeship program is a Wisconsin flagship opportunity managed by the Dane County Schools Consortium for schools within Dane County.​

W.I.O.A. ISY is a grant program designed to help youth prepare to transition to the workforce and college.  We operate the STEPS program as a way to support more students  to become Youth Apprentices

Additionally, DCSC partners with post-secondary schools, businesses, and community groups to bring innovative programs to the academic and career success of Dane County students.  This School to Career work is vital to helping more students find their career path before leaving High School

Dane County School Consortium Districts


Dane County’s sixteen member school districts provide great learning opportunities for students and families from Belleville to Wisconsin Heights.

Dane County School Districts

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Meet our Team

Hi my name is Caden Boehnen, and I am the Dane County School Consortium's current Marketing Apprentice for the 2022-2023 School Year! I am currently a senior and the President of our DECA Chapter at McFarland High School. I plan on attending college to major in Business and Marketing. I look forward to promoting the Youth Apprenticeship Program for High Schoolers and Employers throughout the year!


Sherry Zimmerman 

DCSC - Project Assistant 


Dave Ruthenberg


Career Planner


Josh Fassl

Dane County School Consortium Director


Caden Boehnen

DCSC - Marketing Apprentice

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