Middle School Resources


Middle school administrators, teachers and counselors are valued partners of Fox Valley Technical College. Here you'll find access to career exploration resources and partnership opportunities.

Career Exploration for Middle Schools: 

Due to the pandemic, no tours or events will take place on campus. In lieu of visiting in person, we encourage you to contact us to discuss virtual options or arrange a career cluster presentation. If interested, please contact Jennifer Fuerst by email or call 920-560-1439.

Update March 2021: Summer Camps at FVTC

During this pandemic, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of students, staff and faculty. In-person camps will not be offered during summer 2021.

If you have questions, please contact by email: Jennifer Fuerst or call 920-560-1439.

Virtual Career Exploration On Demand

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Virtual Campus Tour

Tour campus buildings, program areas, classrooms and more with a tap of your finger or click of a mouse.

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Career Frontier: Play Now

Explore careers in a fun and entertaining way.

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Your Future Is Up To You

A guide to help you start thinking about your interests and career paths.

Collaboration with Junior Achievement

Virtual Career Speakers Series
Technical Careers Challenge
Biztown & Finance Park


Middle school and high school students can explore different careers by watching videos submitted by real-world professionals at a variety of companies.

Check it out today!

Junior Achievement 7th & 8th Grade Technical Careers Challenge  |  In collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College 

Event description:

JA Technical Careers Challenge is a real-world experience that allows teams of middle school students to compete against one another as they discover how education can bridge the gap between their passion and a future dream career. 

Working with a team of middle school students, FVTC instructors and business professionals, students will learn and play as they participate in one of seven real-world, hands-on career scenarios. 

Challenge scenarios: 
Agriculture, Automotive, Culinary Arts, Diesel, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing

Please Note: 

  • Schools or individual families are responsible for transportation to and from FVTC.

  • Parents are welcome to join their child for the banquet on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Elementary school students aren't old enough to drive, work, vote or be the boss. At JA BizTown® they are!

Students operate a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses. JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. Students leave understanding the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy.

Teens rarely think about buying health insurance, or evaluating investment choices. At JA Finance Park® they do!

JA Finance Park, combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. Students in grades 8-12 are introduced to personal finance and career exploration. They receive family and income scenarios, then visit businesses to purchase things like insurance, clothing, food, transportation and real estate. They create a budget, allocate expenses and make personal investments. Students are the sole providers for a family and must accommodate the needs of the family without overspending. Educators assist student learning by preparing students before the day and summarizing the experience through post visit activities.

JA BizTown & JA Finance Park are correlated to Common Core Standards and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.

JA BizTown& JA Finance Park are proven to advance students' knowledge, skill, attitude, and achievement.

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Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center
11 Tri-Park Way Appleton, WI 54914

Jennifer Fuerst
Coordinator - K-12 Partnerships

Interested in Volunteering? 
Volunteers are needed to assist students with these programs. Please contact Junior Achievement for more information.

Contact Us

Jennifer Fuerst
Manager of Career Discovery K-12 Partnerships
P: 920-560-1439

Alex Mischler
Articulation Specialist K-12 Partnerships
P: 920-735-2563