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Mission: The Mission of the MTCE is to assist in the development of a future workforce by raising student awareness of the companies and opportunities in the local manufacturing and trades industries and the corresponding educational pathways.

The MTCE is brought to you in partnership by:

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Save the Dates for 2024: Wednesday, October 16th & Thursday, October 17th

Locally hosted at Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, this event will bring together local manufacturers, high school, and middle school students, as well as educators and parents, to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in the local manufacturing industries and the trades.

Since the expo’s beginning in 2009, we have welcomed over 12,000 students, educators and parents to the Expo. With your support and in coordination with the Menomonee Falls, Hamilton and Germantown School Districts, and area technical colleges, we anticipate participation of over 900 students this year.  Invitations to attend are sent to every school district in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties, including several local home school organizations.

The MTCE is hosted at the Washington County Fair Park - 3000 County Hwy PV, West Bend, WI

Check out what our partners and schools have to say about the MTCE!


The MTCE audience is comprised primarily of diverse high school and middle school students from all over the Southeastern Wisconsin region, as well as parents and educators.

We ask that all exhibitors provide a hands-on experience to help engage students in learning about your business and products.  If an interactive display doesn’t work, consider an experience that helps students connect with your brand.  Injecting fun into your display with a quick, fun game or hands on experience provides students positive cognitive association resulting in an increased likelihood to choose manufacturing or trades when choosing a future career path.



It's FREE for schools to attend the MTCE - just let us know you're coming! If you are interested in having a school fieldtrip, more information coming out late summer 2024.

October 16, 2024 - 8:30AM - 12:30PM

October 17, 2024 - 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Note:  Every student that attends the MTCE is eligible for a post high school scholarship. Check out the scholarships here.


To date, over $80,000 has been raised! Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the MTCE are dedicated to funding education scholarships. These funds, along with corporate MTCE scholarship contributions, are distributed to graduating seniors from each of the chamber partnership school districts. One goal of the MTCE is that high school scholarship recipients return after their education to one of our local manufacturing partners to begin their careers.

Please contact the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce at 262-255-1812 or The Chamber of Greater Menomonee Falls & Sussex at 262-251-2430 for more information!