Career Academy


The Career Academy at Milwaukee Lutheran is a technical education and vocational development program that prepares students for professional work experiences and full-time employment during their high school years. While most career programs end with skill development, the Career Academy takes this training to the next level by offering internships, employment, and continuing education opportunities. Transferable skills in manufacturing and trades are developed over a four-year period as students continue to pursue their chosen career. Students can earn certifications according to the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) in safety upon graduation from high school.

Courses to choose from:

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Machine Design
  • Robotics
  • Carpentry
  • Power Tools
  • Assembly
  • Math for Trades
Mr. Bryan Oechsner, Director of Career Academy
boechsner@milwaukeelutheran.org |

Clayan Johnson, Class of 2019

“Working at Advanced Plating Technologies was an amazing experience.  During my internship experience, I worked as an analyst in the plating lab. I tested each plating tank to ensure each had the appropriate amount of elements so products would be plated correctly. I also worked with chemical engineers who motivated me to work hard as I gained valuable insights into the daily life of an engineer.”