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Sophomores attend virtual program

Lunch and Learn bannerOn October 14, 2020, MPS sophomores spent their lunchtime virtually with industry experts and MATC educators to learn about career paths in engineering and manufacturing, get tips, and ask questions. The meet-up was part of a new Lunch and Learn series designed to help students explore education options offered at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).

The series will continue twice per month throughout the school year, with different career areas discussed by educators and staff at both MATC and UWM. In addition to engineering and manufacturing, students can explore careers in information technology and robotics, health and general sciences, liberal arts and education, arts and media, business and finance, and public services (police, fire, criminal justice, and social work).

The Lunch and Learn series is made possible through the M3 (pronounced M-cubed) partnership among MPS, MATC, and UWM. This collaboration among Milwaukee’s three urban public education institutions is transforming the future of Milwaukee through education and seeks to ensure student success within these institutions to meet the workforce needs of business and industry in our region and improve the well-being of Wisconsin citizens, their families, and communities.

The October 14 session featured faculty and staff from MATC along with industry experts from Allis-Roller, LLC. Participants from Allis-Roller included David Dull, President/CEO, and Dana Malmarowski, Sales and Marketing Manager. MATC was represented by Nutan Amrute, Manager Career Services and Transfer; Marwill Santiago, Manager Student Recruitment; Lisa Reid, Director of Workforce Solutions; Jenny McGilligan, Director of Student Employment and Transfer; Dale Howser, Faculty—machine tool, tool and die, Swiss machining, CNC; and Ted Wilinski, Faculty— automated building services.

Interested students should contact their school counselor or College and Career Center advisor to learn how to sign up. For a list of sessions, visit the Lunch and Learn web page.


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