MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- River Run is proud to host seventh-grade students from the Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented on Thursday, January 26, 2017 as part of the Be the Spark initiative. As a sponsor of Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce's (MMAC) Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), the Be the Spark business tour initiative gives students a chance to explore different opportunities and businesses throughout the Milwaukee area.
"Students today are far more aware of the technology that exists, and how it gets used. We are happy to get this chance to show them the insides of devices and how River Run keeps these devices up and running," states Joe Skotarzak, President of River Run. "We hope that by providing these students with a hands-on approach to technology they will be encouraged and excited to explore the field of Information Technology."
"The 'Be the Spark' program gives students a chance to learn not only what a company makes and does, but also what it takes to get those jobs," said Stephanie Hall, COSBE executive director. "COSBE is dedicated to helping our region ensure a strong and sustainable workforce. The key to the success of our businesses – and the entire region – is building a pipeline of future talent."
"Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all graduates are college and career ready and a key component of that is showcasing career pathways," MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. "We are grateful to the 50 COSBE companies for opening their doors to our students. This experience gives students the opportunity to see the different pathways available at these local businesses firsthand -- and it gives them the opportunity to see how those pathways connect with what they're learning in the classroom."
ABOUT RIVER RUN
Founded in 1993, River Run is a full-service Information Technology and Applications firm whose mission is to "Keep You Up and Running." Their goal is to partner with clients to maximize the positive effects technology can have on their organization for them to grow their business. River Run supports a wide variety of clientele in Wisconsin, including manufacturers, CPA firms, law firms, auto dealerships, schools, non-profits, municipalities and financial institutions.
For information on River Run, visit www.river-run.com or contact River Run at 414-228-7474.
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