MATC aims to expand resources for its Hispanic students
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) – MATC is looking to be recognized as a Hispanic serving institution. On Wednesday the technical college announced a partnership with Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.
In order for that to happen, the school has to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with having at least a 25% Hispanic enrollment.
They also announced a partnership with HPG to offer scholarships for the first two years. Mayor Barrett emphasized how this is a big step towards opening the door for in-state tuition for students regardless of their citizenship status.
“Regardless of where you were born, if you live and pay taxes here of course you should have the same opportunity that my kids have,” says Barrett. “We have to send that message loud and clear to the policy makers in Madison”.
“Being an HIS gives us the opportunity to keep improving and making sure that we’re doing a better job,” says Vicki Martin, MATC president.
Several other local leaders attended the announcement in support including Police Chief Alfonso Morales and the Mexican Consulate.