Milwaukee Area Technical College
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MATC Hosts Sustainability Summit and Exposition May 3-4

Summit attendance is free for all attendees.

By - Apr 12th, 2017 09:06 am

MILWAUKEE (April 12, 2017) – Milwaukee Area Technical College will host the 14th annual “Sustainability Summit and Exposition” Wednesday-Thursday, May 3-4. The theme of this year’s summit is “Building a Sustainable Future: Making it Work!” The summit will be held at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St.

Summit attendance is free for all attendees. Register at

The summit will feature speakers and breakout sessions that address emerging global realities. Topics include energy, water, lifestyle, business and workforce, education, energy efficiency, financing, green agriculture, green building, green business and manufacturing, green careers, innovation, recycling, renewables, social responsibility and transportation.

Among the major speakers are Dr. Vicki  J. Martin, MATC president; Peter Feigin, Milwaukee Bucks president; Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power; Dr. Mark Mone, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee chancellor; Dr. Mark Felsheim, vice president, MATC Oak Creek Campus; Richard Appiah Otoo, chief manager, Ghana Water Company, Ltd.; Stephen Hargarten, associate dean, Office of Global Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin; and Momodu Maligi, minister of water resources, Sierra Leone.

A job fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Questions about the summit should be directed to Mary Pat Halaska, (262) 370-8432,

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 40,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and School of a Pre-College Education that assists people to complete high school, prepare for college or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.

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