MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) opened the revolutionary Al Hurvis PEAK Transportation Center dedicated to career awareness and training in the increasingly high tech automotive servicing sector. A number of MATC faculty leaders including Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president, were joined by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other city dignitaries at the grand opening event. Additionally, Tom Hurvis, co-founder of Old World Industries and 16-time Funny Car champion John Force joined the event representing PEAK.
Located at the downtown MATC campus the new Al Hurvis Transportation Center will be more accessible to urban students who have not had exposure to this career field in high school. The primary goal of the new center will be to help more students develop marketable skills in the automotive technology sector by receiving the support needed from MATC’s RevUp program to land financially stable jobs.
The Al Hurvis PEAK Transportation Center came together through public-private funding raising and will address the need for highly skilled technicians to fill a wide variety of jobs in the automotive technical industry.