Promoting Career and Technical Education Month
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This week, I met with local manufacturers and officials from MATC in Oak Creek to help promote Career and Technical Education Month. The visit featured a tour with instructors and lunch with school officials and directors from some of the most prominent manufacturers in our area to discuss their workforce needs.

MATC in Oak Creek, has a state of the art Center for Environmental Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) HVAC facility that has received national recognition for training and certification. The facility includes six laboratories; advanced manufacturing, welding, advanced software, energy solutions, HVAC computers and HVAC digital controls. The facilities prepare students for jobs in the trades and skilled manufacturing, jobs that often pay well above the state median income.

After the tour we met with local manufacturers from my district and the surrounding area to discuss ways to promote technical education and innovative ways to increase our workforce.

I look forward to continue building relationships with our tech colleges and employers to boost our workforce and to continue creating more jobs in southeastern Wisconsin.

Local Businesses Receive Awards

Last week, it was an honor to present awards to a few outstanding businesses in our community.

The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner and presented awards to Nucor Cold Finish of Oak Creek and Tri City National Bank of Oak Creek and South Milwaukee. Nucor earned the Environmental Sustainability Award and Tri City was named the 2018 Business of the Year.

Congratulations to both businesses for being great stewards of our community!

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Budget Address

Gov. Evers is proposing billions in new spending. Be sure to tune into WisEye.org Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm to watch the governor deliver his first budget address. 

What Should Be in the Budget?

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Don't Miss These Events in the District!
  • Taste of Oak Creek-Franklin – Tuesday, March 7 – Oak Creek Community Center – 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-oak-creek-franklin-tickets-54711546709
  • American Legion Post #27 100th Birthday Party – Saturday, March 23, at 5 pm – Cost: $14, age 6 and under: $6, includes ham, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and desert – tickets available at the American Legion Post, 920 Monroe Ave, South Milwaukee
  • Bet on the Arts Game Night – Saturday, March 23, 7 pm – South Milwaukee Knights of Columbus, 732 Badger Ave, South Milwaukee – All proceeds benefit the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center https://southmilwaukeepac.org/event/soiree-a-party-for-a-purpose/