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MPTV Community Cinema Previews Blueprint on Tomorrow's Education

January 26, 2010

Milwaukee, WI -- The 21st century workplace is a tough battleground where young people will fight it out for jobs at companies with slashed costs and high expectations. A basic high school curriculum won't be enough education for students looking to get ahead in this highly competitive future requiring advance science, technology, engineering, and math knowledge, along with oral and written communication skills. BLUEPRINT FOR TOMORROW'S EDUCATION is a locally produced program that spotlights three stellar programs in Wisconsin preparing students for the future. It previews at MPTV Community Cinema at Discovery World Innovation Theater, Thurs., Feb. 4, at 6:30 pm. A panel discussion follows. The half-hour documentary will broadcast on MPTV 10 HD on Wed., Feb. 10 at 7 pm and on 36.1 on Sun., Feb., 14 at 3:30 pm.

The featured programs:

Bay View High School BAT Academy & Project Lead the Way - construction, architecture,
Burlington High School - BHS Chemicals Company
The Fluid Power Challenge for 8th Grade Students - fluid power technology
Bradley Tech High School, Lowe's Foundation, Helen Bader Foundation & Growing Power - green garage


Lauren Baker, Coordinator, Career and Technical Education for MPS
Willie Sinclair, Bradley Tech High School Instructor
Dr. Barbara Kopack-Hill, Burlington High School Principal


Raul Galvan, Production Manager MPTV

Admission to MPTV's monthly screenings is free and open to the public. Lot parking is $1. Discovery World is located 500 North Harbor Drive (just south of the Milwaukee Art Museum).

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today, MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from (10.1 HD, 36.1, 36.2 Vme, 36.3 World, 36.4 Create, 36.5 Classical, 36.6 Jazz, 36.7 Weather, 36.8 Traffic), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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Contact: Debbie O'Connor-Callahan
Phone: 414-297-7512
Date: January 25, 2010

Additional Information and Links
Article on suggestions for education improvements from 1990
The STEM education portal of the Educational Communications Board. Wisconsin's Source for all thing STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math)
Project Lead the Way, Igniting Imagination and Innovation Through Learning
National Fluid Power Association organizers of the Fluid Power Challenge
BAT Academy, Bay View High School
Bay View Compass article about BAT house construction project featured on documentary.
Burlington High School (BHS) web site.
Bradley Tech High School web site.
Bay View Compass article about construction of the green garage.
Home page for Growing Power, partners in green garage project.
WUWM story about green garage project.