CESA 5 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department

The CESA 5 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department aims to bridge the gap between K-12 education and the needs of local industry by working to create clear pathways for students from their school districts to local high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. 

Building these pathways requires facilitating intimate relationships between local school districts, post-secondary education institutions and industry leaders.

Joel Mindham
CTE Coordinator 


Shelley Drescher
Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Melissa Sumwalt
SIS/CTE Project Assistant

  • Seek and secure grant funding for local CTE programs, including administering Carl D. Perkins Grant and Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program
  • Develop innovative, contemporary, comprehensive CTE programs inclusive of all stakeholders
  • Create work-based learning opportunities for students
  • Implement the Career Clusters and Pathway Programs of Study model
  • Provide leadership for CTE instructors on current educational initiatives
  • Facilitate implementation and revisions of local Education For Employment plans (s.s.121.02 (o)(m) / (PI-26), including Academic and Career Planning

2018 CESA 5 Youth Apprenticeship Scholarship Application

Due March 16th, 2018