MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) adopted GPS Education Partners (formerly Second Chance Partners) as its non-profit partner to support educational reform while helping to produce the talent pipeline that is so critical to area manufacturers.  The formula is simple … EDUCATION + BUSINESS = CHANGED LIVES

 Thank you to our 2012 contributors:  
 John Arcuri
 Randi Becker
 Karen Bleach
 David Christianson
 Ken Cook
 Anothony Corona
 Pam Farrell
 Russ Gnant
 David Griffith
 Bob Gross
 Richard Hensley
 Mike Herro
 Renee Herzing
 Kristine Hillmer
 Debra Kessler
 Dave Kliber
 Jim Kornfeld
 Scott Kossoris
 John Lauber
 Mike Lloyd
 Sam Maglio
 Mike Malatesta
 William Mielke
 Joel Nettesheim
 Aleta Norris
 Bill Piernot
 Chris Robholz
 Matt Richardson
 Thomas & Judith Saeger
 Cary Silverstein
 Mary Steinbrecher
 Timothy Stewart
 Jerry Suberlak
 Paul Sweeney
 ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing
 Absolute Custom Extrusions
 Allis Roller
 Alpha Investment Consulting Group
 American Society for Quality (ASQ)
 Ascential Secure Corp.
 Badger Alloys
 Blomquist Benefits
 C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions
 Capital Electric Wire & Cable Co.
 CEOs of Growing Businesses
 CHR Hansen
 Consolidated Construction
 Core Health Group
 Creative Business Interiors
 Curley Communications
 Curtis Industries
 Desert Aire Corp.
 Dutchland Plastics Corp.
 Gatto Industrial Platers
 Granville Business Dev. Ctr.
 Great MKE Otolaryngology
 Guardian Business Solutions
 Harnischfeger Employee Assoc.
 Harris Steel Co.
 Hastings Air Energy Control
 Hatco Corp.
 HellermannTyton Corp.
 Heritage Printing
 Herzing University
 Idea Factory
 Innovative Signs
 Integrated Risk Solutions
 Isaacs Family Limitied Partnership
 Just Service
 Kenwal Steel Corp.
 Key Technical Solutions
 Kindred Healthcare
 Komisar Brady & Co.
 Lakeland Supply
 Lakeside Manufacturing
 Landmark Credit Union
 Macromatic Industrial Controls
 Masterson Co.
 Mitz & Rozansky
 MSI General Corp.
 MST Steel Corp.
 New Resources Consulting
 Palermo Villa
 Park Bank Foundation
 PS Capital Partners
 PSJ Engineering
 Quad Graphics
 Quality Air Forwarding
 Quality Resource Group
 The Ritterbusch Group
 River Run Computers
 Rotary Club of West Allis Foundation
 Royal Basket Trucks
 Secure Fire & Safety
 Security Personnel
 Select Technical Staffing
 S-F Analytical Laboratories
 Sharp Packaging Systems
 Skyline Catering
 Southwest Airlines
 Sprinkmann Sons
 Stamm Technologies
 TRC Global Solutions
 Trefoil Group
 Triad Construction
 Vollrath Assoc.
 von Briesen & Roper
 Walmart Foundation
 WaterStone Bank
 Waukesha Metal Products
 Wenthe-Davidson Engineering
 WFA Staffing

"Second Chance Partners is playing an important and direct role in filling the talent pipeline with students who are prepared and capable."

     - COSBE Director Mary Isbister - President/Owner, GenMet

SCP gives disengaged students who are at risk of not graduating from high school an educational alternative. Its program ties high school curriculum to real world applications by bringing these students into area manufacturing companies to learn and work.

Stepping up to the plate, COSBE launched a campaign in April 2012 to raise $75,000, money that would help fund the one-time, start-up costs associated with opening a new SCP education center at member firm Lakeside Manufacturing in West Milwaukee. With the tremendous generosity and support of COSBE’s Board of Directors and Executive Roundtable members, and a strong collaboration with the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, the goal was met and the education center is now fully operational.

COSBE members now have opportunities to become directly involved in the SCP program by providing a tour of their facility, or by presenting 20-30 minute mini-lessons or curricular units to the classroom.

Thank you contributing members of the following 30 Executive Roundtable groups!

 CGB #1  CEO #4   CEO #16   CEO #32
 CGB #2  CEO #5  CEO #18  CEO #35
 CGB #3  CEO #7  CEO #19  CFO #1
 CGB #4  CEO #9  CEO #20  CFO #6
 CGB #5  CEO #10  CEO #21  SR EXEC #3
 CGB #6  CEO #12  CEO #22  SR EXEC #4
 CGB #7  CEO #13  CEO #24  
 CGB #8  CEO #15  CEO #29  


Upon graduation, 60% of the students enter the workforce immediately, 30% attend technical colleges and 10% enter the military.

Questions on...

COSBE's Campaign to Support Second Chance Partners,
contact Mary Steinbrecher at 414.287.4128.

To donate by check, please make payable to:
MMAC Community Support Foundation
and mail to: MMAC (Attn: Alexis Deblitz)
756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste 400 • Milwaukee, WI 53202