December 5, 2019

Western Products Proudly Participates in COSBE’s Be the Spark Tour for the Fourth Year in a Row

Be the Spark group shot

Western Products is a proud sponsor of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) Be the Spark Tour. This enlightening program gives seventh-grade students from Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) the chance to explore potential career opportunities and learn what educational steps are needed to achieve their goal.

This is the fourth consecutive year hosting a tour of the Milwaukee headquarters and manufacturing facility, “We enjoy being a part of the Be the Spark Tour. It’s a fantastic program that shows young students how education can open the doors to more possibilities in their future,” said Customer Connect Specialist, Jeffrey Kopp “we’re happy to play a small role in inspiring these students to develop the necessary skills for their career path and hope to see some of these familiar faces again as they enter the workforce.”

During the tour, students meet with varying levels of employees from across different departments within Western Products, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Human Resources, Finance, Continuous Improvement, Tech Service, Marketing and more. In these sessions, students learn the required level of education necessary for each role and what the average salary range is, plus they get the opportunity to ask questions and hear real world success stories.

Western Products is pleased to have recently completed their winter tour and is looking forward to additional sessions in the spring with the hope to encourage more students to find their passion.