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Milwaukee Area Technical College will host its first in-person GED/HSED graduation on campus since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Cooley Auditorium in the Main Building at MATC’s Downtown Campus, 1015 N. 6th St.
More than 250 students will be honored for earning General Educational Development (GED) certificates or High School Equivalency Diplomas (HSED). The ceremony recognizes students who graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College and seven community-based educational partners – Adult Learning Center, Dominican Center, Journey House, Literacy Services of Wisconsin, Social Development Commission (SDC), UMOS Inc. and YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
Speakers include Dr. Aronica V. Williams, a family practice physician and chief medical officer at Milwaukee Health Services Inc. (MHSI); Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president; Dr. Sadique Isahaku, MATC dean of the general education pathway; and Drewnette Hines and Araceliz Ocana, both graduating from MATC. Dr. Martin will officially confer the degrees.
The event is ticketed and COVID-19 precautions such as masks and social distancing will be required.
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. More than 25,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 170 academic programs; and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.