Staff development opportunities are available for School District of Marshfield teachers, counselors and administrators to learn about the history, present operation and human resource needs of area businesses. These experiences help educators facilitate career development experiences with their students while understanding the labor market needs of area employers. Information is exchanged concerning what schools can do to prepare students for the work world resulting in stimulating and meaningful educational experiences for students.
Forms found on this page should be returned to
Career and Technical Education Coordinator
Marshfield High School
Teacher Link to the Community
Purpose Become more familiar with a business; heightened knowledge of the careers in business and industry, the skills needed for the job, and the attitudes expected by local employers; cultivate connections for students; develop business and education partnership activities.
Timeframe Job shadowing could occur a minimum of fifteen hours during the summer (15 hours equals one district credit)
Location Employers in the Marshfield area who have participated include:
Marshfield Public Library
St. Joseph's Hospital
V & H Inc.
Marshfield News Herald
Marshfield Police Department
Ronald McDonald House
Hewitt's Meat Processing
Clifton Gunderson & Co. (CPA)
Castle Rock Veterinary
Enroll Complete the orientation form accessible below and return to Jane Wagner, Marshfield High School. An orientation meeting will be scheduled in April to make arrangements for the summer.
"This program is an excellent opportunity for educators to learn about our community's businesses and social programs. Hopefully their new knowledge will be shared with students." - Jackie Zoellner
"This was a wonderful opportunity for CSSW! We work closely with teachers / educators from many school districts, however it is often difficult to explain what CSSW does. By having the educator shadow workers in the treatment foster care program, she was able to witness what we do on a daily basis. Working with the educator was very enjoyable!" - Rhonda Ackerman
"I feel this is a good program for both the educator and for the business. The program gives them a chance to learn hands-on instead of sitting in a classroom." - Tom Tasse
"The Business World® Educator Program is a great way to gain valuable knowledge that can help you prepare your students for the school-to-work transition. Through direct exposure to business people and situations, you can get an inside look at current workplace practices and trends." - Vera Marine (MHS Guidance Counselor)
Who Should Attend:
Any public or private school teacher, guidance counselor, administrator or school-to-work coordinator should consider attending Business World®. This program is a great opportunity to connect what you teach in your classroom with what is needed in the workforce.
Why a Person Should Attend:
What better way for you to learn more about Wisconsin business, participate in company tours, talk with employees first-hand, interact with company executives and human resource professionals, and hear about state-of-the-art technology than by attending Business World®. You will also meet fellow peers, share curriculum ideas and gain valuable knowledge... All while having fun!