Is it true that only half of Milwaukee Public Schools students go on to college?

Sarah Hauer:

What is behind the “skills gap” that business and civic leaders often say inhibits economic progress in the Milwaukee metropolitan area?

Milwaukee Area Technical College President Vicki Martin points to a low percentage of Milwaukee public high school students going on to college as one factor.

Martin spoke May 12, 2016 on a WisPolitics panel about narrowing the skills gap, along with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce President Tim Sheehy.

Kleefisch first described the skills gap saying, “the folks that employers are seeking don’t necessarily represent the skill sets that those job seekers actually have.”