Milwaukee Area Technical College is partnering with two Milwaukee business improvement districts as it launches a new co-op education model aimed at pairing students with good-paying jobs in their area of study.
The program is inspired by the Chicago Apprentice Network, an initiative that’s grown over the past four years from three companies offering apprenticeships in the trades and professional services sector to now more than 50 employers across 18 industries offering more than 1,000 apprenticeships in Chicagoland.
The new JobUp Milwaukee initiative is designed to offer similar opportunities to MATC students, though it will launch on a smaller scale.
MATC has partnered with the Menomonee Valley and Havenwoods BIDs in Milwaukee to pair students in various areas of study with employers within those districts. JP Morgan Chase, Bader Philanthropies and Greater Milwaukee Foundation provided funding for the program’s launch.
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