Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Milwaukee SPE Education night on April 18th!
April 18th was our annual SPE Education/ career Night at Waukesha County Technical College. The Plastics Educator of the Year Award was given to Adam Kramschuster from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Our Key Note Speaker was Wisconsin’s LT Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The event was attended by over 85 students, parents, teachers and SPE Members. There were also display tables from several Plastics Companies promoting the plastics industry in Wisconsin.
Over $3,000 dollars were awarded that night in scholarships, awards and raffle prizes. The Jack Hill Scholarship was awarded along with 9 other $250 scholarships awarded to UW- Platteville, UW- Madison, UW Stout and WCTC Students. The “Wonders of Plastics” Essay contest winners from Kennedy Middle School attended the event with their families to accept their awards. First Technologies also had a free drawing for a new Afinia 3D Printer that was won by Sheboygan Falls HS.
It was a great event and look forward to making it better next year. Our goal is to get students interested in a technical career in the plastics industry.