We work collaboratively with Dane County School Districts and statewide work-based learning programs to offer educational opportunities related to career exploration. 

We help to provide youth a pathway for tomorrow’s careers through hands-on learning opportunities that develop cutting edge technical skills

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DCSC programming includes:

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

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

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

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


Sherry Zimmerman 

DCSC -Project Assistant 


Dave Ruthenberg


Career Planner


Josh Fassl

Dane County School Consortium Director

We provide youth a pathway for tomorrow’s careers through the integration of learning opportunities that will connect classroom education to industry preparation.

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