UWM At Waukesha Seeking High School Students For Networking Program

UWM At Waukesha Seeking High School Students For Networking Program

UWM at Waukesha has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County.

This new program, Beyond GEMS Leadership Certificate is an innovative program that will provide students with hands-on opportunities through networking mentorships and exposure to local industry. This access to the decision-makers in our communities will support young women and provide them with a strong portfolio for a future network.

This five-part program is aimed at Waukesha County female students, ages 15-18 years. The students will complete a leadership certificate program, connect with area business leaders for mentorship and job shadowing opportunities, develop an education plan that will fulfill their goals, learn coping mechanisms to deal with the stressors in their lives, and will enjoy being an active member for the GEMS Conference advisory and planning committee. This program is dedicated to helping female students be empowered.

Students will meet on UW-Milwaukee CGS at Waukesha campus, as well as virtually, approximately every other week from January 2022 – May 2022. Program participants will receive a UW-Milwaukee Waukesha Continuing Education Completion Certificate. At completion of program, participants and their family will be invited to graduation ceremony where certificates will be awarded.

Please direct interested Waukesha County female students to: https://uwm.edu/generalstudies/continuing-education/beyond-gems/ for more information and to register.

Program tuition is $499 per student; full and partial grant/scholarship awards will be provided based on need. Applications can be found on the CGS Continuing Education website: https://uwm.edu/generalstudies/continuing-education/. Students can also contact UWM CGS Continuing Education director, Holly Wehrhahn, at 262-521-5567.

Story posted Oct. 29, 2021