Milwaukee-based Busch Precision Inc. is hosting tours for area Milwaukee Public Schools as part of its involvement with the Council of Small Business Executives’ “Be the Spark” campaign.
Hustisford High School will tour Busch Precision today followed by Milwaukee’s River Trail School on Monday, Dec. 15.
“I am thrilled to welcome Hustisford and River Trail students to Busch Precision,” said Michael Mallwitz, president and chief executive officer of Busch Precision. “Having lived my youth on the northwest side of Milwaukee, attended MPS schools and worked my entire adult life on this side of town, it is truly exciting to meet the next generation of area manufacturers.”
COSBE, an imitative of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, announced its “Spark” campaign last summer (http://biztimes.com/article/20140623/MAGAZINE03/306199985/0/SEARCH) as an extension of its commitment to educating the next-generation workforce.
The tours, considered to be one of the most critical elements of the “Spark” program, are taking place throughout the 2014-15 school year and will usher about 650 seventh graders from 25 MPS schools into the worksites of 25 COSBE members across a range of industries.
“We are grateful to the 25 COSBE companies for opening their doors to our students,” said MPS superintendent Darienne Driver. “This experience gives students the opportunity to see the different pathways available at these local businesses firsthand–and it gives them the opportunity to see how those pathways connect with what they’re learning in the classroom.”
Busch Precision is an industrial machining company specializing in large, unique, tight tolerance machining projects and equipment maintenance, repair and rebuild services.
Other participating manufacturers include Milwaukee-based HellermannTyton Corp.; Milwaukee-based Mortara Instrument Inc.; Milwaukee based Super Steel LLC; and St. Francis-based Wixon Inc.