Alliance NOW! Risk & Insurance Podcast Series

First CISR High School Student to Pass in the Nation

Episode Summary

Tune in as we interview Monique Colizzi, Business & Risk Management Instructor at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC); and high school student, Becca Burch about the CISR High School Program and her recognition as the first student to pass one of five certification exams needed to earn the CISR designation. Becca is a senior in the CISR HS program at WTC and shares her thoughts about taking on an insurance career and how holding herself accountable is the key to success. Monique also tells us how experiential off-campus learning and bringing insurance to life with relatable situations help set students up to win even during uncertain times.

Episode Notes

About the Wilson Talent Center

The Wilson Talent Center, located in Mason, Michigan, offers Career & Technical Education programming for high school juniors and seniors. The center offers 18 programs in 12 career clusters, giving students the ability to earn high school academic credit, dual college credit, and either state or national certifications.  

WTC partners with business leaders through Advisory Board participation or by providing work-based Learning opportunities for students. advisory board members from organizations and businesses within specific career fields advise on curriculum, resource needs, and industry trends. Many of these employers also offer students paid or unpaid internships, job shadows or work-based learning opportunities. Many of them end up hiring WTC students upon graduation and some even help them pay for their continued education.


Thank you!

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research would like to recognize the support received from WTC’s industry and college partners. The support, direction, and vision of these entities, along with the Ingham School District in Michigan, allow students to network closely with companies and individuals to make insurance and the CISR High School Program fun and engaging.


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