Be the Spark Initiative

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jan 24, 2017 11:24:30 AM

MPS-logo-sm.jpgRiver Run is proud to host seventh-grade students from the Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented on Thursday, January 26, 2017 as part of the Be the Spark initiative.  As a sponsor of Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), the Be the Spark business tour initiative gives students a chance to explore different opportunities and businesses throughout the Milwaukee area.

“Students today are far more aware of the technology that exists, and how it gets used. We are happy to get this chance to show them the insides of various devices and how River Run keeps these devices up and running,” states Joe Skotarzak, President of River Run. “We hope that by providing these students with a hands-on approach to technology they will be encouraged and excited to explore the field of Information Technology.”

“The ‘Be the Spark’ program gives students a chance to learn not only what a company makes and does, but also what it takes to get those jobs,” said Stephanie Hall, COSBE executive director. “COSBE is dedicated to helping our region ensure a strong and sustainable workforce. The key to the success of our businesses – and the entire region – is building a pipeline of future talent.” 

“Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all graduates are college and career ready and a key component of that is showcasing career pathways,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. “We are grateful to the 50 COSBE companies for opening their doors to our students. This experience gives students the opportunity to see the different pathways available at these local businesses firsthand -- and it gives them the opportunity to see how those pathways connect with what they’re learning in the classroom.”

Stay tuned for the re-cap and photos to follow the event!

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