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Business Tours for students

2018-2019 tour providers included (top) Southwest Airlines, (below) Berghammer Construction Corp. and James Imaging.
2018-2019 tour providers included Berghammer Construction Corp.

Be the Spark Program Business Tours for students

The Be the Spark business tour program is impacting our community by inspiring the next generation of our region’s workforce. Designed to give students and educators access to businesses throughout metro Milwaukee, host companies have a unique opportunity to plant the seeds in helping students select their future career path.

Since 2014, MMAC has partnered with Milwaukee Public Schools to host behindthe-scenes company tours for 7th graders - introducing them to potential local jobs and careers. In the first year of the program, 25 businesses provided tours for 921 students. This past school year, those numbers increased to 75 businesses and nearly 4,000 students. In all, the program has reached more than 13,000 students to date.

Companies open their doors to a classroom of 25-35 students and their teachers to provide insight into the business, the types of jobs available and the skills needed to do those jobs. MMAC staff provide best practices, tools and other information to participating companies, then help to match companies to schools. MPS connects the company to the classroom teacher to achieve the best learning experience possible for the students.

2018-2019 tour providers included James Imaging.

Additional tour spaces are available this year. Special thanks to several companies who are hosting three or more tours this school year: • Badger Meter • Direct Supply • Douglas Dynamics/Western Products • Hunger Task Force • Sikich • Stainless Foundry & Engineering • Tailored Label Products • Waukesha Metal Products

Want to host a tour or become a sponsor? Contact Brittany Morton at 414/287-4124 or bmorton@mmac.org or visit mmac.org/spark.html.

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