Michael Best was featured in the BizTimes article "Cristo Rey ‘Draft Day’ connects students with Milwaukee businesses
." Michael Best is proud to again partner with Cristo Rey in its innovative corporate work study program for the 2016-17 academic year.
Packed in the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School gymnasium in West Milwaukee, less than a mile south of Miller Park, representatives from 50 Milwaukee businesses and nonprofit organizations announced their “draft selections” on Tuesday morning.
Their pool of talent: 237 Cristo Rey students in gray slacks wearing either white blouses or dress shirts with blue and gold ties.
Cristo Rey opened at 1215 S. 45th St. in West Milwaukee in 2015. The high school holds an annual draft in its gymnasium each August in which local businesses chose a group of students to work for them as interns one day each week during the school year. It’s a workforce development program designed to teach kids soft skills that will help them find jobs after they graduate and network in the Milwaukee business community.
Last year, 23 local businesses participated in the program. This year, that number more than doubled to a total of 50 employers.