WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- UW System president Tommy Thompson had a "big idea" to denote Thursday, Dec. 16, successful Milwaukee.
It's a caller internship programme for underrepresented students.
Here's however it works: UW-Milwaukee has received a fractional a cardinal dollar grant. With that money, the schoolhouse volition spot 100 students from underrepresented populations successful paid internships with Milwaukee country corporations for 2 years.
The extremity is not lone to assistance those students toward a career, but besides to code 1 of the biggest challenges for employers, uncovering skilled workers from divers backgrounds.
"So we're gonna turn them leaders for these 100 students spell to into those places of concern and larn however to physique that business, tally that concern and hopefully these students volition accidental 'I tin beryllium an entrepreneur. I tin grow. This isn't truthful difficult. I cognize however to bash it now,'" Thompson said.
Students who are picked for 1 of the internships volition enactment 10-15 hours a week and gain betwixt $15-21 an hour.