While itâ€™s true that Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St., in Walkerâ€™s Point has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years, there have also been many positive developments there, only some of which have made headlines (very, very small headlines, typically, because, sadly, school success doesnâ€™t sell), including a team of students that built motorcycles last spring, life mentoring programs with area professionals, an aquaponics program and more.
Much of the good news has followed the districtâ€™s partnership with MATC, UWM and MSOE to give the school a boost, with new recruitment strategies, improved links with local higher education programs, more classes that provide college credits, better ties to the community and more.
A friend of mine teaches at the school now and sent me this message recently:
"I am at Bradley Tech full-time and the energy has changed and become much more positive this year. Teachers are feeling like Tech is back! We have partnerships with MATC and MSOE, along with many other tech-related organizations.
Our students are now wearing uniforms which are purple polos and khaki pants. We (want) to encourage people to come out and see our program during our open house."
The event, which is free and open to all, takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. There, youâ€™ll be able to tour shops and classrooms for carpentry, graphic arts, mobile app and website design, welding, mechanical drafting and more.
There will be student awards presented by alumni and Tech business advisors from the community. Youâ€™ll also be able to hear more about career pathways from partners at UWM and MATC.
You can believe the selective news reports or you can go inside and see for yourself.
If youâ€™re going, please take a moment to RSVP to Tech and Trade Liaison Scott Sommer at email@example.com. But if you forget, I bet theyâ€™ll still be happy to see you on Tuesday.Read more...