Milwaukee Wis. — Milwaukee Tool has partnered with Milky Way Tech Hub to support the advancement of the Milwaukee region as a technology and innovation hub. The Milky Way Tech Hub was founded in 2017 to transform the city of Milwaukee into a tech hub that focuses on equity, representation, and inclusion through community and corporate partnerships.
As one of the largest employers in Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee Tool recently invested more than $30 million to purchase and expand their corporate operations into a 350,000-square-foot building on 501 W. Michigan Street. A leader in technology and the fastest growing brand in the construction industry, the company is committed to engaging with local organizations to help support the growth of STEM and the innovation ecosystem in the City of Milwaukee.
As a corporate member of the Milky Way Tech Hub, Milwaukee Tool is helping fuel STEAM initiatives in Milwaukee that strengthen Wisconsin’s Southeastern workforce. Currently, the two companies are carrying out a 4-week program with Milwaukee Academy of Science teaching middle school students computer science skills focused on hardware and embedded systems.
“At Milwaukee Tool we firmly believe that instilling computer science skills is critical as we build the workforce of the future, and by partnering with Milky Way Tech Hub we have a unique opportunity to introduce these skills to the City of Milwaukee’s youth,” said Brianne Stewart, Manager of Construction Technology for Milwaukee Tool. “Milky Way’s vision to make this city a hub of tech talent is of special importance to our company, and we are excited to continue building this collaboration.”
“I am excited about our new partnership with Milwaukee Tool to help support their desire to expose young people to the possibilities of the field of technology through hands-on education. We are grateful to welcome Milwaukee Tool as our newest corporate member. We consider this a great win as we continue our journey of unifying and strengthening our Milwaukee tech ecosystem” said Nadiyah Johnson, CEO & Founder of Jet Constellations which owns Milky Way Tech Hub.
About Milwaukee Tool
Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that increase productivity and safety. Milwaukee® is known for their world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their cordless innovations, safety solutions, battery-powered outdoor power equipment, jobsite lighting and clean-up, time-saving accessories, and innovative hand tool and PACKOUT™ Modular Storage Products. The company is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions.
Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
About Milky Way Tech Hub
The Milky Way Tech Hub is realizing the vision that Milwaukee is a tech hub where Black people and POC are able to thrive in the field of technology. Through a community based grass-roots effort Milky Way Tech Hub has begun attracting national and international entrepreneurs to Milwaukee in addition to supporting the local talent already here. The Milky Way Tech Hub’s goal is to use its resources, programs, and community partnerships to create equitable opportunities for Milwaukee’s tech ecosystem.