The K-20 Subcommittee seeks to engage with organizations in the greater Milwaukee region that would like to be actively engaged in our collective efforts.
Coalition Mission: Double the tech talent in the Milwaukee region to drive regional economic success, foster new opportunities in tech, and meet Employers’ growing need for skilled tech talent that is representative of the community.
K-20 Objective: All students in the greater MKE region understand their potential to contribute to the #mketech ecosystem to increase retention of graduates with diverse backgrounds interested in working in tech related fields.
K-20 Values: Strategies increase the likelihood for the upward mobility of underrepresented populations and reinforce Coalition members as employers of choice.
- Early Awareness:
- District Planning:
- District Supports:
- Preparation (connected experiences for students, educators, employers):
- Workforce Transitions:
- Early Talent Champions (coming soon!)
- GM-STEM Engagement, for example:
Greater Milwaukee K-12 Computing Alliance Launched!
by Laura Schmidt, Chief Talent Development Officer … Tech is embedded in all of our key industries. Our future workforce will either need to contribute to the creation of technology solutions, or at least understand how they impact the way in which they do their work....
Inspiring “Womxn in Tech” via NCWIT-WI
by Laura Schmidt, MKE Tech Coalition & Rachael Wiley, NCWIT-WI … The MKE Tech Coalition supports a number of initiatives committed to local tech talent development that reflects the community at large. As we embark on a new academic year, we would like to place...
K-12 Districts Initiate Systems-Level Change to Build Inclusive Culture for CS
Submitted by Renee Becker-Blau, Talent Development Associate, MKE Tech Coalition …… Currently in the State of Wisconsin, schools are required to offer instruction in computer science, but there is a lack of a strategy, funding, and support. The MKE Tech Hub...
Virtual Tech Internship Demonstrates Local Commitment to Emerging Tech Talent
Submitted by Renee Becker-Blau, Talent Development Associate …… This past April, the MKE Tech Hub Coalition and The Commons heard a significant number of college students were losing their in-person summer internships due to COVID. These students are part of a core...
‘Greater MKE Hour of Code’ Surpasses Projected Goals During Pandemic
submitted by Renee Becker-Blau, Talent Development Associate, MKE Tech Hub Coalition Now in its third year, the Greater MKE Hour of Code initiative, held during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, exceeded expectations despite the new challenges the...
Higher Education Partnership Formed with MKE Tech Coalition
by Laura Schmidt, chief talent development officer, MKE Tech Coalition The MKE Tech Coalition’s K-20 Committee is focused on STEM outreach and early talent strategies that will support the Coalition’s mission to inclusively double the tech talent in the greater...
Coalition leader Kathy Henrich is growing Milwaukee’s tech community
The adoption of digital technology across Milwaukee’s business community was greatly accelerated in 2020 due to people working remotely and virtually as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The adjustments made within weeks, and even days, for some local companies...
Northwestern Mutual allocating $20M to invest in Black entrepreneurs
The company is also partnering with nationally-ranked and Wisconsin-based startup accelerator and venture fund gener8tor to launch an accelerator designed specifically for Black entrepreneurs.
New partnership to increase tech apprenticeships in Milwaukee
A new partnership among companies and organizations has formed to increase the number of technology apprenticeships offered in the greater Milwaukee area. The Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition has partnered with Wisconsin's Bureau of Apprenticeship standards and Apprenti...
Historic Wells Building greets its future as growing data center
Companies that bought the Wells Building in downtown Milwaukee plan a significant investment to make it a national-caliber data center, and potentially an office hub for tech companies.
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