Employees welcome Fairview School for career education
American Transmission Co. cares about students in our community. As part of our commitment to mentor students in science, technology, engineering and math programs, ATC has partnered with Fairview School through the Milwaukee Public Schools district’s Adopt-a-School program to support students in the classroom and teach them about real-life applications of STEM skills. Fairview educates students in grades K4-8 with STEM programming.
Recently, employees welcomed a visit from seventh and eighth grade students from Fairview School to share information about their job roles and give them a tour of our facility.
For the visit, Fairview teachers requested that employees share information about a wide spectrum of careers available at ATC, whether directly STEM related or not.
Employees gave small-group presentations in an open-house format to allow students to interact and ask questions. Students learned about employee roles in cybersecurity, environmental project management, construction, engineering, asset maintenance, system operations and legal.
MPS Director of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service Kellie Sigh attended the event. She said, “The Adopt-a-School program is a win-win for our partners and for MPS. This partnership has provided several opportunities for our students to connect with ATC business professionals at Fairview school and at ATC’s offices. This event showcased senior project managers, engineers, attorneys and human resources officials. What was especially exciting is that some of the presenters were MPS alumni. We are grateful to ATC for working with us to build a strong partnership that has really been a benefit to our students.”
We are proud to partner with Fairview School and MPS and look forward to future opportunities to bring education to life for students in our community.