Neil Heinen of WISC-TV / Channel 3000 on MadREP’s Inspire Madison Region initiative, which now has 41 school districts and 210 employers signed on to a program that allows students to explore career options through direct contact with local employers, mentors and coaches:

“These are up-close experiences that will help kids prepare to be the workers new economy businesses will need as they grow here. It’s smart strategy by MadREP, and – if done right – will help reduce disparities as it nurtures our workforce.”