2019 Business & Education Partnerships Recap

As we reflect on 2019, we are proud to report that our business and education partnerships are stronger than ever. This past year was filled with numerous opportunities to develop our future workforce by connecting businesses and educational institutions.

The following is just a portion of the work completed in 2019. Thank you to all of our education and business partners who are supporting these efforts!

KIDS BUILDING WISCONSIN – WAUKESHA
In February, Kids Building Wisconsin – Waukesha Expo hosted 800 fifth through eighth graders at Milwaukee Tool to learn about construction and skilled trade careers.

DISCOVER HEALTH CARE EXPO
In March, middle and high school students attended the Discover Health Care Expo at Carroll University. In its four years, over 2,000 students have attended.

SCHOOLS2SKILLS HEALTH CARE
In its first year, Schools2Skills Health Care had 256 middle and high school students participate in eight tours.

SCHOOLS2SKILLS MANUFACTURING
We hosted 26 Schools2Skills Manufacturing tours with 728 students. Celebrating 10 years, we are proud to announce that more than 4,000 students have participated in Schools2Skills.

M.A.D.E. CAREER EXPO
The M.A.D.E. Career Expo hosted 800+ middle and high school students at the Waukesha County Expo to learn about manufacturing and engineering careers from 35 different companies.

CAREERS UNCOVERED
Six Careers Uncovered programs brought 52 educators from 26 schools inside the doors of area businesses.

SUPERINDENTENT/PRESIDENT ROUNDTABLES
Our four Superintendent/President Roundtables gave education leaders from 17 different schools the opportunity to sit down with business leaders.

CONNECTING COUNSELORS
Four Connecting Counselors programs connected 44 K-12 counselors from 22 schools with innovative programs being offered by area post-secondary colleges and universities.

MINI BUSINESS WORLD
We again partnered with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce to bring Mini Business World to Waukesha County. In its three years, more than 300 high school students have participated in the event at Carroll University.