K-20 Subcommittee

K-20 Subcommittee

About the #mketech K-20 Subcommittee

The K-20 Subcommittee seeks to engage with organizations in the greater Milwaukee region that would like to be actively engaged in our collective efforts.  

Coalition Mission:  Inclusively double the tech talent in MKE region.

Coalition Vision:  A vibrant, inclusive ecosystem where tech and innovation create enduring regional prosperity and life changing jobs.

K-20 Objective:  All students in the greater MKE region understand their potential to contribute to the #mketech ecosystem to increase retention of graduates with diverse backgrounds interested in working in tech related fields.

K-20 Values:  Strategies increase the likelihood for the upward mobility of underrepresented populations and reinforce Coalition members as employers of choice.

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