ICP and Milwaukee Achiever05-May-2015
The decision to invest in English Language classes for our employees was a personal one. ICP is a family owned business and one of our founders, John Bisswurm Sr., immigrated to the United States when he was 18 years old.
We are fortunate to have a large group of very dedicated Hispanic employees, many with the same story as John Sr., who came here when they were in their late teens to early 20’s. With the majority of these employees having only a 6th grade education, English Language classes give them an opportunity to further their education while still being able to provide for their families. We also think it is very important to promote from within the company and by giving these employees the chance to better their vocabulary and grammar, it will improve their chances for promotion.
ICP’s English Language students are very grateful for their past and present teachers, Shelli Mueller and Sheryl Slocum. They appreciate all their time, hard work and patience!
International Concrete Products was selected to receive Milwaukee Achiever’s Workforce Development Award for the critical support of our employees through the Job Link Workforce Development program with Milwaukee Achiever.
John Krupo, Vice President of ICP, accepting our award at the Milwaukee Achiever Appreciation & Awards Dinner on May 20, 2015
About Milwaukee Achiever
Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services was founded in 1983 by Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University and Mount Mary University. Their qualifications include thirty years of experience in providing adult literacy education in the Milwaukee community, a highly educated and skilled staff, and over 260 volunteer tutors trained by their professional educators.
Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services provides education, life skills training and workforce development instruction for almost 1,000 economically and/or educationally disadvantaged adult learners each year at our learning centers.
Milwaukee Achiever Mission: To provide education, life skills training and workforce development instruction in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect. Learners are inspired and empowered to enrich their lives and their communities.