Milwaukee TechForce Training Center Grand Opening
Joins us Tuesday, May 24th for the grand opening of the Milwaukee TechForce Training Center, an innovative new hub for technology training and workforce development that will fill a critical gap in the pathway of individuals seeking to move from GED and adult basic education into careers in technology fields.
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
1916 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
ABOUT THE MILWAUKEE TECHFORCE TRAINING CENTER
Co-located with the Adult Learning Center (ALC) at 1916 N. 4th Street, construction of the TechForce Center was funded by a $1.2 million HUD Capital Fund Education and Training grant.
The TechForce Center is the result of a unique public/private partnership between HACM, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), Employ Milwaukee (Milwaukee’s workforce investment board), the Adult Learning Center (ALC), and Milwaukee Public Schools. TechForce is co-located with the ALC on the campus of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, where ALC has worked since 1979 to help adults gain the basic academic skills necessary to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma and succeed in careers and higher education.
The physical proximity between the programs at ALC and TechForce will create a synergy to help ensure that students keep moving up the educational ladder to their employment goals. This strategy is further enhanced by the location of the programs within walking distance of over 500 public housing households as well as the certificate and degree programs of MATC. The TechForce Center will become an integral part of a literal pathway from low-income subsistence to family-supporting careers.
The TechForce Center is also a key element of Milwaukee’s new designation as a White House TechHire community. Milwaukee has committed to training 500 individuals for tech jobs and placing 600 people into employment in tech occupations by the end of 2020, and the TechForce Center will be a primary access point for individuals interested in this career pathway.
Led by high-quality instruction, case management and tech support services provided by MATC, the TechForce partnership also includes recruitment, job readiness, and youth educational activities provided by Employ Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, and others.
For a sneak peak of the TechForce Center during Mayor Barrett's announcement of Milwaukee's designation as a TechHire community, view this WTMJ-TV news report.