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MPS students soar in aeronautics careers through summer internships

At a kickoff event at Mitchell International Airport this week, 35 students from 9 MPS schools were welcomed into summer internships. Participants will work full time for seven weeks in airline operations, administration, ground support, safety, customer service, and more.

The Aviation Careers Education (ACE) program is a partnership among Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee County, Mitchell International Airport, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. ACE is designed to open career pathways for teens and offer hands-on experiences in aviation and related fields.

On hand to launch the program were County Executive Chris Abele, Secretary–Designee of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Craig Thompson, MPS Director of College and Career Readiness Dr. John Hill, Aviation Education Program Manager for the WisDOT Meredith Alt, and ACE Intern Program Coordinator Jack Lake. Students and employers were introduced to the crowd and then assumed their work duties.

Through internships and apprenticeships, MPS provides students with real-world work experiences to help them explore careers and gain valuable employable skills. MPS has numerous placements throughout the city for students to work and learn.

Students who are interested in the program for next summer or internship and apprenticeship programs for this fall should contact the Department of College and Career Readiness at (414) 475-8611.

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