Tina Rock was pleased and honored to be a part of the Regional IT Pathway meeting organized by Pathways Wisconsin. It was informative and interesting to hear about the IT Pathway lattice and all its components, as well as some IT Education Building Blocks. It was especially relevant to hear that there are 377 school districts in Wisconsin and 40 of those are in our region, while 18-20% of Wisconsin GDP is in advanced manufacturing.
The event was a discussion around driving high school education towards pathways like nursing, construction, advanced manufacturing, and IT. In the future, we hope to establish education that leads to career pathways in business management, finance, and marketing as well.
The Wisconsin Regional Careers Pathways Project goals are to increase the number of students that complete career pathways tied to high-skill, high demand jobs and to transform the way they design and deliver the pathway programs for their students to ensure they are ready for life after high school.
Advanced Hires is committed to giving back to the community, and believes in the importance of helping the youth of today realize their IT aspirations because we understand that they could very well become the IT leaders of tomorrow. Advanced Hires continues to donate time, resources, and expertise to organizations that champion this same mindset.
A big thank you to Karin Smith, the Education Consultant for Pathways Wisconsin Milwaukee, for setting up this event and making sure there was engaging and fascinating information to consume. We’d also like to thank April Hackett, Antony D’Cruz, Jamie Grab, Jennifer Anderson, Joseph Zaccaria, Greg Treichel, John Knecht, Kerrie Hoffman, Lois Gresholdt, Molly Schuld, Nicole Conrad, Wendy Schafer, Irissol Arce, Jane Durment, David Thomas, Mimi Laflin, John Renaud, Susan Koehn, and Robin Kroyer-Kubicek for their participation.