Chris Litzau started his career developing real estate. Now he’s moved on to developing young people.
Litzau, who earned his master’s degree in exceptional education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, is the founder and driving force behind CERT, a Racine choice school that just completed its first year.
CERT, which stands for Certification and Emergency Response Training, is an alternative high school designed as a hybrid career academy. It provides young people, ages 18 and older, who’ve dropped out or aged out of the traditional public education system with a combination of career skills, licenses, credentials, industry certifications and academic coursework.
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