A driving force behind the Oshkosh region’s vitality and economic growth Adopt-a-Highway cleanup program is a diverse and talented workforce. Thanks to the work of public and private schools as well as higher education institutions, the region has developed a pool of talent that not only meets the needs of businesses, but also serves the community. Building the community through education is a motto the Oshkosh Area School District works diligently to uphold.
Beyond High School
“One of the goals of this school district is to ensure all students are college, career and community ready, so we have three areas of focus: career exploration, financial literacy as well as life and career skills,” says Vickie Cartwright, Ph.D., superintendent of the Oshkosh Area School District.
Cartwright says beginning in sixth grade, students are exposed to career pathways available in the community, and the district stresses life skills, such as financial literacy, and soft skills, such as resume building and interviewing.
These are skills Cartwright says students will need to be successful and productive employees and members of the community. In addition, the district’s Caps Communities Program allows students to engage in a service project to learn leadership and civic responsibility.