Middle College

Middle College graduates pose with their metals

Thank you for a great 10 years of Middle College. We are excited to launch a new program supporting 18-24 year olds in career pathways with services including apprenticeships, work experiences, internships and postsecondary education.

More information coming soon.

The Design

Middle College is a dual credit career pathway program targeted toward high school seniors who are interested in advancing their education in targeted industry sectors.


The Middle College design provided students with two semesters of relevant technical college coursework to prepare them for the demands of industry. The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin partnered with technical colleges to provide the technical college curriculum and training. Middle College students achieved "college status" and enrollment with participating Madison College campuses and studied concepts in health care, manufacturing or culinary arts during the regular school year. Each track allowed for students to take college classes as they worked to complete their high school graduation requirements. Students earned up to 28 free college credits upon successful completion of Middle College.


The initiative incorporated work readiness through summer work experiences. Students applied their skills and gained industry and career pathway exposure during paid work experiences with local companies that served as work site hosts. Work experiences are funded by the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin with funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


In the Works Breakfast Forum: Finding the Footsteps (PDF)


Middle College is a collaborative initiative of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), Madison College, Moraine Park Technical College, Dane County School Consortium, Employment and Training Association, Opportunities, Inc., and participating South Central Wisconsin high school districts. WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer/program. Middle College is funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). If you need assistance to access our services in a different language or need this material in an alternative format, contact us. Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired callers may reach us by using Wisconsin Relay Services at 7-1-1. WDBSCW is a proud partner of the American Job Center network. Information is subject to change.