Brewers host 300 MPS students for career experience day at American Family Field

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Hundreds of Milwaukee Public Schools students headed to American Family Field for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce career experience day Thursday. 

The Brewers hosted 300 students from seven different MPS schools at the ballpark. There, they had the chance to interact with professionals who work in a wide variety of careers connected to the Brewers. 

"We need to roll out the red carpet, make sure they're educated at a high level and engage support for our community to get the best of it," said Cecelia Gore, BCF executive director. 

"This is a golden opportunity for young people to get exposure and a chance to have a career," said Dr. Keith P. Posley, MPS superintendent. 

Students got a glimpse of careers in high demand industries -- including advanced manufacturing, technology, business/finance, construction and patient care -- and how professionals working in each of those careers support the Brewers. It's an in-person experience the MMAC is grateful for. 

"It's probably been the most difficult two years to educate kids because they're not in a classroom and it's really challenging, so this is a great opportunity to help them through this learning journey," said Tim Sheehy. 

CBS 58 spoke with a few students who were overjoyed to be learning with their classmates outside the classroom. 

"This could lead to new opportunities and help my future and plan better. It is really nice to be back in person finally, getting the high school experience, meeting new people, and getting new experience is definitely really nice," said Alexandria Schrote with Hamilton High School. 

"If my college basketball start doesn't go off and I get the opportunity to work here and I see the offers and everything, then I'll see what do I need to have that job -- if I need a college degree or I don’t -- and then I'll be coming here to work," said Nasheem Sanders with Bradley Technology and Trade School. 

MMAC efforts also include support for the region's 70-plus school districts and convening industry groups to connect to K-12 education institutions and provide feedback loops that incorporate future skills demands into future career pathways. 

To learn more about the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, click here

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