Milwaukee Public Schools
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iFair gives students a look at Washington High’s new mobile app program

Interactive event on Tuesday allows students to explore IT and engineering programs and careers

By - Nov 10th, 2014 01:04 pm

MILWAUKEE (November 10, 2014) – Middle-school age students from across the city will be checking out the new mobile app development program coming to Milwaukee Public Schools‘ Washington High School of Information Technology along with the school’s other IT and engineering course offerings at the school’s iFair on Tuesday.

49Hundreds of middle and high school students will also have an interactive opportunity to learn more about high-demand IT and engineering career options thanks to the event’s more than 20 business and education partners and the workshops they will host.

“We’re excited to showcase the coursework we have to offer and how that connects to college and career pathways,” Washington Principal Tonya Adair said. The high school on the city’s west side offers seven IT courses and three National Academy Foundation academies: Engineering, Information Technology and Hospitality and Tourism. Washington also offers strong internship opportunities for students and its graduates have gone on to study IT at colleges including Concordia University Wisconsin, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

51Partner organizations set to attend Tuesday’s iFair include: the Association for Computing Machinery, BDPA, the Computer Science Teachers Association, Direct Supply, Concurrency, FIRST, FIS, Froedtert Health, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Make A Difference Wisconsin, Marcus Hotels and Resorts, Microsoft, Milwaukee Area Technical College National Academy Foundation, Milwaukee Public Schools TEAM UP College Access Centers, National Center for Women and Information Technology, National Fluid Power Association, Northwestern Mutual, PDS, Project Lead the Way, Rockwell Automation, SIM Wisconsin, STEM Forward, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Versilift Technologies.

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

Learn more about MPS by visiting http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/District/About-MPS.htm. More MPS news is available at http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/news.

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