Q: What are the benefits of having a Plan of Study?
A: A Plan of Study represents a mapped academic plan reflecting
your unique set of interests, needs, learning goals, and graduation requirements.
It goes beyond the “four-year plan” by recording your connections to the larger
community including examples of community service and volunteerism; membership in
community organizations like 4-H or faith-based youth groups; participation in leadership
activities outside of school; involvement in job shadowing, mentorships, and apprenticeships,
and the pursuit of skill development through hobbies, athletics, and fine arts.
Q: What are Career Clusters and Pathways?
A: Career Clusters are broad occupational groupings based
on a set of common knowledge and skills, while Career Pathways are a sub-grouping
of occupations and career specialties. Similar to the way Career Clusters are organized,
Career Pathways are also grouped based on their requirements for a set of common
knowledge and skills for career success.
Q: Who at my high school can help me develop my Plan of
A: Your counselor can help you create a Plan of Study designed
just for you. First, you can copy a Program of Study (which was created
by your high school) to MiLocker on WiCareerPathways.org. After you have copied
the Program of Study, it becomes your Plan of Study because you
can customize it to suit you.
Q: How do I build a Plan of Study on the website?
A: There are two ways to create your own individualized
Plan of Study on WiCareerPathways.org. First, while exploring the site's Career
Pathway options, you can view Programs of Study created by your school. You can
choose to copy a Program of Study to MiLocker. After you have copied the Program
of Study, it becomes your Plan of Study. You can customize it to suit you. The second
way is to create a Plan of Study from scratch from the Mi Plans of Study section
Q: Can I change my Plan of Study after I build it?
A: Yes, you can edit any Plan of Study by first viewing
your plan from MiLocker and then clicking on the "Change This Plan of Study" link.
Q: Is there any cost for using this website?
A: WiCareerPathways.org. is free and accessible to all Wisconsin
Q: Is the personal information I enter on this website protected?
A: Yes, the personal data you enter is encrypted and secure.
However, your unique user name and photo will be displayed in the discussion forums
and game leaderboards if you choose to allow your profile to be viewed in the MiLocker
account settings. We encourage you to share your Plan of Study with your school
counselor and parents.
Q: What is a Program of Study?
A: A Program of Study is a sequence of instruction (based
on recommended standards along with knowledge and skills) consisting of coursework,
co-curricular activities, worksite learning, service learning, and other experiences.
This sequence of instruction provides preparation for a career. Your school can
build a Program of Study designed for a specific Career Pathway.
Whom do I contact if I find problems on the website or
if it is not running correctly?
Please visit our Help section
to report a problem. You may also go to that section to report offensive content
or inappropriate forum posts.
Does WiCareerPathways.org offer a spell-check tool?
WiCareerPathways.org does not have a spell-check tool;
however, depending on the web browser that you use, options are available to add spell-checking
directly in your browser.
- If you use Internet Explorer, you may want to visit IE7 Pro.
- Mozilla Firefox has a spell-check function built in. For more information, visit
- Apple Safari also comes with a spell-check feature. To learn how to enable this
feature, visit Safari spell-check.
- If you use the Google Chrome browser, visit Chrome spell-check to learn more.
Q: How do I change my password?
A: To change your email and/or password, go to the Account
Settings section of your MiLocker page.
Some areas of the site do not scroll on my IPhone or
IPad. What can I do?
IPhones and IPads do not automatically display a scroll
bar for some windows. To scroll through sections where a scroll bar is not displayed,
use two fingers in parallel to scroll across the screen. This video demonstrates
the two finger scroll technique. YouTube demonstration
Can I create an account if I am not a student?
Only Wisconsin students should register for accounts in this section. If you
are a teacher, administrator, or school counselor, you can request an account for
the main site. Contact your local technical
college’s Tech Prep Coordinator
to obtain a user name and password.
If you are not a student but would like to create an account to see what the site
has to offer students, you can create a mock student account on our
demonstration site. The demonstration site has all the features of the live site; however, the
data is not kept completely up to date.
Click here to try out the demonstration site.