Career Coaching

Western and area school districts are partnering to offer Career Coaching services to high school students and parents as they plan for life after high school. Western Career Coaches offer services to all high school students, no matter where your path may take you. We offer assistance with:

  • Career exploration
  • Identifying colleges and programs that match career interests
  • College application process
  • Accuplacer testing at high schools
  • Individual meetings with students
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Postsecondary transfer opportunities
  • Classroom presentations

Through Career Coaching, we can connect you to:

  • Information on Western’s programs
  • Program shadows
  • Campus tours
  • Dual credit opportunities
  • Courses available at Western’s five regional locations
  • Other two- and four-year colleges and universities

Meet with a Western Career Coach at your high school. Your guidance office can help schedule an appointment or you can contact your Career Coach directly.

Our Career Coaches


Dave Fish
Dave Fish


Phone: 

608-785-9442


Dave serves the following high schools:
Aquinas
​Brookwood
Caledonia
Cochrane-Fountain City
De Soto
Holmen
La Crescent
Logan
Luther
Melrose-Mindoro
Necedah
New Lisbon
Sparta
Tomah
Viroqua
Westby


Tyler Ludeking
Tyler Ludeking


Phone: 

608-789-6232


Tyler serves the following high schools:
Arcadia
Bangor
Black River Falls
Blair-Taylor
Cashton
Central
Challenge Academy
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau
Hillsboro
Independence
La Farge
Mauston
Onalaska
Royall
West Salem
Whitehall

ACCUPLACER Testing

ACCUPLACER is an untimed assessment that helps Western staff members evaluate your skills. It’s a computer-adaptive test, meaning the difficulty of the questions varies based on your previous answers. Our Career Coaches offer the test right at your high school.

ACCUPLACER measures your skills in reading, writing, and math. Even a short time spent reviewing before taking the test can improve your scores.  Knowing that our students have different preferences, Western offers several options to make it easy for you to review. Prepare for ACCUPLACER with these study guides and practice tests.