Education and training has been shown to increase the earnings of workers, whether it be an industry-recognized credential, associate’s degree, some college, or a bachelor’s degree. Below are some of Employ Milwaukee’s education partners who provide resources that range from acquiring a high school diploma to obtaining a university degree.
There are 34 districts in Milwaukee County with 338 schools and 141,940 students.
MPS is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.
As a public, two-year comprehensive technical college, MATC offers educational and training opportunities and services to the diverse metropolitan area by engaging with partners to advance the quality of life for students and community. MATC offers 82 Associate Degree programs, 80 Technical Diploma programs, 38 Certificate programs, 24 Apprenticeship programs, Adult Basic Education, and more.
For those who did not complete high school, a General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) may be required by employers.
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.
The Wisconsin Challenge Academy is an alternative education program designed to reclaim the lives of at-risk youth and produce graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.