Stanislawski along with Barbara Bauer, program director and instructor of technology education, and Diane Klemme, professor and program director of family and consumer sciences education, decided to host Teach Day.
“This is a high-demand occupation with a lot of opportunities,” Stanislawski said of teaching.
Bauer said the goal was to give high school students a reason to come on campus and learn more about UW-Stout and teaching.
“Our students are our greatest advocates,” Klemme said. “The high school students got a chance to talk to our students and see what life is like on campus.”
Megan Schatz, a Brookfield High School junior, attended Teach Day to help explore a teaching career.
“I have always liked working with my hands, and teaching is something I would love to do,” Schatz said. “Technology education just seems like a natural fit. I thought I would come to learn about what you have to do to get started and the opportunities there are.”
The plan is to hold future Teach Days to help encourage more high school students to consider the career.
Grace Koehler, a senior at Merrill High School, was encouraged to attend Teach Day by her technology education teacher, Jordan Kratz, a UW-Stout alum.
Koehler has taken part in a past SkillsUSA competition and toured UW-Stout. “I loved it,” she said, noting she enjoyed hearing from UW-Stout students about the campus and the programs available.