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The Froedtert & MCW health network and the Milwaukee Bucks are committed to advancing the health and well-being of the community, creating learning opportunities for Milwaukee residents and developing future talent in the local workforce. The health network and the Bucks partnered with Carmen Schools of Science and Technology to create a new hub for health care and IT career pathways.

STEM Career Opportunities

The Carmen High School Internship Program prepares students for the workforce by providing a foundation for employment in several key high-demand fields:

  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Medical assistant
  • Surgical technology
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Health care customer service and information technology

The health care services, nursing assistant and IT systems support courses are offered at Carmen High School of Science and Technology’s Northwest Campus at 5496 N. 72nd St. with college credit provided by Milwaukee Area Technical College. Apprenticeships are available at Froedtert & MCW health network locations, with the Milwaukee Bucks and with other local companies.

The Froedtert & MCW Learning Center

In 2017, the partnership unveiled a learning laboratory called the Froedtert & MCW Learning Center at Carmen High School of Science and Technology’s Northwest Campus. A space that used to be an unused, outdated machine shop classroom is now a hands-on training lab, equipped with eight hospital beds, mannequins and nursing station components, donated by Froedtert Health. It provides an authentic setting where students and adults can develop critical skills for jobs in the growing field of health care.

The Froedtert & MCW Learning Center is part of a larger workforce development initiative targeting Carmen students and low-income adults in northwest Milwaukee neighborhoods, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Choice Neighborhood Initiative, MATC and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.

Program Impact

The Carmen High School Internship Program has trained more than 200 young people and adults from the surrounding community. More than 50 students have completed internships through the program, and some have accepted offers for full-time positions.

The partnership highlights how a college preparatory high school — by teaching career readiness skills and providing intensive work experience in STEM careers — can set young people and adults up for college, long term family-sustaining career pathways or both.

For more information on the partnership with Carmen Schools of Science and Technology and to learn more about participation opportunities, email the Carmen Career Readiness team at careerready@carmenhighschool.org.