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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) combines academic and technical skills with the training necessary to succeed in the labor market. Starting in middle school, Monona Grove students have the opportunity to begin developing their knowledge and skills in CTE areas.

Academic and Technical Skills

Monona Grove’s CTE programs consist of the following: Architecture and Construction, Arts A/V, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing and STEM. Please see the course handbook for more information about the classes offered in these areas.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

A career and technical student organization (CTSO) is an extracurricular group for students in CTE pathways to further their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions.

Monona Grove High School offers Skills USA, HOSA, and DECA. For more information, visit the MGHS Activities page, or click on their state websites. 

Skills USA Wisconsin site

HOSA Wisconsin site

DECA Wisconsin site


Work-based Learning

Work-based learning combines classroom instruction with practical work experience that is related to a student’s  program of study. Monona Grove High School offers the following opportunities:

Youth Apprenticeship

  • Students must have a career interest in one of the program areas served by Youth Apprenticeship. Click here to see the available program areas and checklists associated with those areas.

  • Available to junior and/or senior students

  • 450 paid work hours per year (900 paid hours total if enrolled in a two-year program)

  • Students will take (2) semesters of related CTE instruction, (4) semesters if enrolled in a two-year program

Successful completion of the Youth Apprenticeship program will include earning one elective credit per semester, a certification from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, a paid work experience with an experienced mentor, and work-based learning experience that will support students in future career endeavors.

Students who are interested in participating in Youth Apprenticeship should schedule a meeting with Anna D’Amelio, CTE Coordinator at Monona Grove High School at