MILWAUKEE (Nov. 13, 2019) — Milwaukee Public School’s Black and Latino Male Achievement Department will bring approximately 200 students to Milwaukee Area Technical College to learn about apprenticeships Thursday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Students will hear from Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes; MPS and MATC officials; Josh Johnson, chief of field operations for Wisconsin’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards; and employers which offer apprenticeships. They also will visit MATC labs to learn about careers that offer apprenticeships in electricity, computer numerical controls, machine tool and barber cosmetology.
Their visit is part of National Apprenticeship Week. Speakers will discuss how apprenticeships work and why they lead to careers which pay family-sustaining wages.
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Nearly 35,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 150 academic programs; transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 35 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.