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iFair Connects Students to the IT and Engineering World

Student learning more at the iFair

Washington High School of Information Technology hosted students from across the MPS district seeking to learn more about careers in information technology and engineering. Students enjoyed workshops and networking with representatives from more than two dozen local firms. MPS Schools attending included Clarke Street School, Gaenslen, Holmes, La Causa, Rogers, Vieau, Golda Meir, King Middle Years, Hamilton and Bethune Academy.

Industry experts shared information about the education needed for technology careers. They also gave insights into industries such as computer science and IT repair and gave tips for internships and college and career access.

Complete list of participants and sponsors

Milwaukee Public Schools is grateful to the many corporations who volunteered their time: ACER, Aurora Health Care, Career Cruising, CDW, Circle1 Network, Concurrency, Inc., Direct Supply, Inc., Enterprise Systems Group, FIRST Robotics, Froedtert Health, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, KidsCom.com, Milwaukee Area Technical College (Computer Simulation Gaming Program, iMedia Program, and IT Mobile and Web Development), Microsoft, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District (MMSD), MPS Technology Department, MPS College and Career Access Centers, My Life My Plan, Paragon Development Systems (PDS), Presidio, Project Lead The Way, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee SOIS, Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2016 earned $51+ million in scholarships; and
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