Career Education

To complement our holistic, college-preparatory curriculum, St. Thomas More’s Career Education Program provides students with the skills, experience, and professional certification required for jobs in high-demand industries.

Nursing Assistant Certification Program

In our Nursing Assistant Certification Program, students learn the skills and procedures needed to assist patients with their daily living activities and specialized care needs. The program consists of college-level instruction in medical theory held at MATC and clinical hours performed at local healthcare facilities.

After finishing their classwork, on-site responsibilities, and a proficiency exam, students become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), a credential required to assist Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in patient-care facilities. Students completing the program gain valuable experience that puts them ahead of their college peers and prepares them for high-demand jobs in nursing and patient care, with or without more formal education.

S.M.A.R.T. Manufacturing

Combining elements of engineering, fine arts, and business, S.M.A.R.T. (Safety, Mechatronics, Automation, Robotics, Tools) Manufacturing introduces students to common manufacturing processes, such as computer-aided design (CAD), 3-D printing, mechatronics, Skills Boss, laser engraving, and computer numerical control (CNC).

The curriculum teaches standards set by the Manufacturing Skills Safety Council (MSSC), an industry-led nonprofit that trains and certifies technicians in advanced manufacturing and supply chain logistics.
After completing two sequential courses and passing MSSC-administered proficiency exams, students can earn the Certified Production Technician (CPT) 4.0 Safety Certificate and the CPT 4.0 Manufacturing Processes & Production Certificate. These credentials indicate to employers and colleges that they are qualified for entry-level manufacturing positions and possess the academic foundation needed to pursue postsecondary education in engineering, product development, and supply chain management.

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Thank You for Supporting S.M.A.R.T.!

S.M.A.R.T. Manufacturing continues to grow at St. Thomas More because of generous philanthropic support. In 2022, the Bucyrus Foundation awarded a grant to establish the Bucyrus Manufacturing Center as the hub for our S.M.A.R.T. Manufacturing program. S.M.A.R.T. Manufacturing has also received grant funding from the Green Bay Packers Foundation, Catholic Community Foundation, and Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust.

Youth Apprenticeship Program

Sponsored by the Waukesha County Technical College and approved by the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, St. Thomas More’s Youth Apprenticeship program connects employers of all industries with high school students looking to gain work experience and professional mentorship.

Student participants must work 450 hours over the course of a year, with 250 hours occurring during the school year. The remaining hours may be completed during the summer. To maximize the educational experience, students must receive growing responsibilities during their time working with a participating employer. All participating students and their parents must sign an agreement with St. Thomas More and the employer stating that they will complete the required work hours and abide by the program’s and their employer’s rules and regulations.
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