The Bridges Career Academies offer students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore a career pathway while preparing for employment and/or post-secondary education. The Academies’ curriculum provides students personalized, practical, and integrated learning experiences. Academy courses are project-based with hands-on learning activities that combine technical, academic and work-skills related to a specific career. Students enrolled in the Academies take class at their high school, receiving high school, and, in some cases, college credit.
By enrolling in a Bridges Career Academy students:
- Strengthen their academic skills AND gain marketable work skills.
- Become better prepared for college and/or employment in high skill, high demand or high wage careers.
- Participate in business and industry experiences.
- Earn a certificate and special honor cord recognition at graduation.
View the current Bridges Career Academies options by selecting your school along the right side of this page.
To enroll, contact a Bridges Teacher, a high school counselors or a high school’s course registration guide for more information.
Download the Career Academies fact sheet.
Or, for more information, contact:
Judy Richer, (218) 760-7838
Coordinator, Bridges Career Academies
The Bridges Career Academies are supported by Central Lakes College, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, the Carl Perkins Consortium and the Otto Bremer Foundation.