Concurrency Named to WASB Business Honor Roll in Recognition of LAUNCH Partnership

Author by Stephanie Siewert

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BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin (November 10, 2020) Concurrency Inc. today announced it has been named to the Wisconsin Association of School Board (WASB) Business Honor Roll in recognition of its partnership with LAUNCH, the Elmbrook and Wauwatosa School District-based experiential learning high school program.  

The WASB Business Honor Roll recognizes outstanding local businesses that support their schools. Member school boards nominate businesses, including newspapers or other media, which have been helpful to their schools over the past year.

Concurrency has partnered with LAUNCH since the program’s inception in 2015 as Concurrency recognized the importance of partnering with educational institutions and the broader community to develop talent throughout the region. Since that time, Concurrency has sponsored numerous projects in which LAUNCH students have participated in unique, project-based learning opportunities that have added value to both students and Concurrency.

In 2019, Concurrency expanded its partnership with LAUNCH as it welcomed the program to its Brookfield headquarters. Now located on Concurrency’s second floor, LAUNCH provides a literal application of the desire to break down walls between students and businesses, as the multi-disciplinary learning space is separated from Concurrency’s own offices by floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

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“Community investment, talent development and collaboration are cornerstones of Concurrency culture,” stated Concurrency Chief People Officer Kate Weiland. “LAUNCH represents a best-in-class model for talent development in our region and we couldn’t be prouder to continue our partnership with this ground-breaking program.”

Now more than ever, connection is key in the success of student's enrichment in the LAUNCH program. When talking to LAUNCH Project and Training Coordinator Megan Fisher, she emphasizes how businesses such as Concurrency who work with LAUNCH students are in the same boat, problem-solving and struggling through the virtual world we now live in today. That common bond builds a genuine relationship between students and business mentors to create meaningful project outcomes that could one day impact our city in a positive way.

"I think something that's really compelling about LAUNCH is that we win either way when it comes to the students’ success in a particular project. They are discovering more about themselves and what they would like or wouldn't like when choosing a career path," Fisher remarked.

This fall, the LAUNCH program has over 350 students partnering on projects with 35 area businesses. Learn more about LAUNCH at: http://launch.yourcapsnetwork.org/.