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: 

In-person tours and events: Information on upcoming opportunities will be available soon. If interested, please contact Amanda Martzahl by email or call 920-996-2803.

Virtual career exploration events: Virtual career exploration events can be scheduled for larger groups. Virtual events include a look at the future world of work, career cluster overview, a word from one of our graduates, and an interactive snap career demo. An optional interactive panel with Lakeland University can also be included as part of the experience.

Bring FVTC to your school: Options include career presentations, career fairs, and any other career events you are hosting. 



Summer Camps 2024kids at FVTC summer camps 2022

FVTC Summer Camps offer hands-on learning experiences for Middle School & High School Students. Registration for summer camps will open on February 1, 2024. 

Summer Camps 2024


Ways to Visit

Virtual Tour

When you can't tour in person, you can still experience FVTC using our virtual tour.

Self-Guided Tour

Come see for yourself. Explore FVTC's main campus on a self-guided walking tour.

Request Tour

Schedule an individual or family tour of Fox Valley Tech. Email us to get started.

Collaboration with Junior Achievement

Biztown & Finance Park

middle school students

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.

Learn More

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

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

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

Amanda Martzahl
Career Discovery and K12 Partnership Specialist
P: 920-996-2803

Brooke Friederichs
Start College Now Specialist
P: 920-735-4889