The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) are partnering with the Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) to host a career experience day at American Family Field on Thursday, April 7.
This event will bring approximately 300 10th graders from seven MPS schools to the ballpark, where they will have the chance to interact with professionals who work in a wide variety of careers connected to the Brewers organization and the local companies that serve as its suppliers.
Media are welcome to cover this event, and should contact MMAC Director of Communications Chris Jenkins in advance for details.
The program will focus on careers in high-demand industries -- including Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, Business/Finance, Construction and Patient Care -- and how professionals working in each of those careers support the Brewers, one of our region’s most recognizable businesses.
By 2025, the Milwaukee Region is projected to have more than 450,000 jobs within these five industry clusters, offering an average annual wage of $60,000. The program will highlight careers within each cluster that offer opportunities to learn new skills and advance on a career pathway.
“As one of our region’s most iconic brands, the Milwaukee Brewers are uniquely positioned to highlight the variety of attractive career opportunities that exist here in the Milwaukee Region,” MMAC President Tim Sheehy said. “We often think of the Brewers as a team on the field, but there’s a much larger ‘team behind the team’ that makes it all possible – and within that team, there are many high quality, high demand careers. Connecting students with career-based learning experiences has been a longstanding MMAC priority, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to do so in person again.”
Launched in 2014, MMAC’s Be the Spark program connected nearly 15,000 MPS seventh graders to local businesses for in-person career experiences with the support of more than 125 business partners. The program introduced students to potential future careers and the skills they need to succeed. Career experiences are a part of MMAC efforts to develop our region’s future workforce and talent pipeline. MMAC efforts also include support for the region’s 70-plus school districts and convening industry groups to connect to K-12 education institutions and provide feedback loops that incorporate future skills demands into career pathways.
About the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
For more than 150 years, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce has been serving area businesses as a private, not-for-profit organization. Today we represent approximately 1,800 member businesses with 300,000 employees in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties and beyond. Our mission is to improve metro Milwaukee as a place to invest capital, grow business and create jobs. mmac.org
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