Bryant & Stratton to open campus at Bayshore, expand downtown Milwaukee campus
Bryant & Stratton College announced recently that it will open a third campus in the metro-Milwaukee area, which will be located at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale.
The campus will occupy more than 37,000 square feet of office space, making it the second largest tenant at Bayshore.
The new campus at Bayshore Town Center is expected to open by the fall of this year and will feature bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in business, health care, financial services, IT and criminal justice.
Additionally, the college says expansion plans are underway for its downtown Milwaukee campus at 310 W. Wisconsin Ave. to further accommodate growing enrollment levels. Bryant & Stratton currently occupies 37,000 square feet of space in the building and plans to add another 9,000 square feet of space, for a total of 46,000 square feet of space, by Sept. 1 to add a larger library, a technology center and a crime scene laboratory.
The recession and resulting job layoffs have led to an increase in demand for the type of career-focused training offered by Bryant & Stratton College, especially for those seeking job opportunities in new careers.
“We have seen a continual increase in demand for Bryant & Stratton’s education and training, with a dramatic enrollment spike since the economic downturn began in 2007,” said Peter Pavone, Bryant & Stratton College’s market and campus director. “The addition of a third campus and expansion of our existing campus will allow us to best meet the needs of these students while at the same time maintaining our small class sizes and personalized approach to career education.”
Inland Companies, Inc. represented Bayshore Town Center, and The Boerke Company represented Bryant & Stratton College on this transaction. The campus is currently pending accreditation approval by the Middle States Association, which is expected by the end of April.
“Bayshore Town Center is a perfect location for us to serve students from around the north shore, as it provides a wonderful environment for our employees and students who will be able to enjoy the shopping, dining and entertainment amenities available at Bayshore,” Pavone said.
Bayshore has 200,000 square feet of office space, which is now 80 percent occupied with the addition of Bryant & Stratton.
“We have an environment at Bayshore that’s unique to the entire Milwaukee area, and businesses are realizing the benefits of being located here both for employees and clients,” said Chris Jaeger, general manager at Bayshore. “We’re pleased to welcome Bryant & Stratton College to our community, providing an educational component for our live-work-play destination.”
Bryant & Stratton College also announced today plans to launch a $500,000 displaced worker grant program, offering individuals up to $3,000 in institutional grants to help train for new careers. The grants are available for students attending one of Bryant & Stratton’s 15 campuses in Wisconsin, New York, Ohio and Virginia.
“In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama said, ‘A good education is no longer a pathway to opportunity, it is a prerequisite,'” said Pavone. “We also believe very strongly that the path to a great future should not be obstructed by the cost of getting that education.”
The grants are available immediately for students interested in enrolling in Bryant & Stratton College’s downtown Milwaukee or Wauwatosa campuses.