Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Originally, a CESA 2 satellite office, focusing on Education for Employment as early as 1988 with Richard Schaefer and Diane Kraus. In 1991, Youth Apprenticeship launched with Printing Technology. Dane County School Consortium has been there from the early stages. Hosting our First recognition program in 1995 for the 1o Inaugural YA graduates from Dane County with Eric Smith serving as the CESA2 Dane County Director. DCSC coordinated the Biotechnology in the Secondary School and Service Learning projects prior to this time.
DCSC became independent in July of 2000. When Diane Kraus was hired to run the DCSC School to Career program, and Judy Oaks was leading he Dane County Transition Schools. One of the founding fiscal agents, MMSD housed the DCSC office until 2009 when Monona Grove School district took over as the fiscal agent, and provided office space for programming. In 2008, DCSC entered into it's first Partnership agreement with the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin and created a Employability Skills training curriculum using the Workforce Investment Act.
In July 0f 2015, Diane Kraus Retired as the Director of the Dane County School Consortium and Josh Fassl was hired as her replacement. In 2018, the Middle College program (WIOA ISY) was replaced by STEPS to help provide a better on ramp for youth to gain entry to the Youth Apprenticeship training platform.