Interactive, hands-on activities get students excited about careers in the skilled trades


On Thursday, October 18, more than 1,000 middle and high school students in Waukesha County attended the Alliance’s 4th annual M.A.D.E. Career Pathways Expo at Waukesha County Technical College to learn more about careers in the manufacturing, automotive, design, engineering and construction industries. This was our biggest career expo to date.

35 local employers were present to share information about their businesses, showcase products and innovations, give hands-on demonstrations and inform students of internships and apprenticeships. Booths featured a welding simulator, robots and more. Expo participants interacted directly with a wide range of cutting-edge manufacturers to learn more about high-paying, in-demand careers available within their industries.

Thank you to our sponsors: Dedicated Computing, Eaton, GPS Education Partners, WaterStone Bank, Waukesha County Technical College and Weldall Manufacturing.

Participating employers:

AM Construction Services, Inc.
Anderson Process
Aries Industries
D&H Industries Inc.
Dedicated Computing
ETW, Inc.
GPS Education Partners
Harken, Inc.
HUSCO International
Inpro Corporation
KLH Industries, Inc.
Metal-Era, Inc.
MetalTek International
Metropolitan Buildings Association of Greater Milwaukee
Midwest Engineered Systems
Plumbing Mechanical and Sheet Metal Contractors’ Alliance
Power Test Inc.
Quad Graphics, Inc.
SPX Transformer Solutions Inc.
Strang, Inc.
Swimming Pool Services, Inc.
Tailored Label Products
Universal Welding & Engineering Inc.
VJS Construction Services
Waukesha Metal Products
Weldall Manufacturing Inc.
Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc.
Wisconsin Oven Corporation
Zero Zone, Inc.


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