UW School for Workers, WDBSCW Announces New Pre-Apprenticeship Series to Support More Women in Building Construction Trades

MADISON, October 4, 2018 — A building construction trades pre-apprenticeship series geared toward women is now accepting applications for the spring 2019 cohort. Free of cost to 20 qualified women, the 4-week, 44-hour series supported by the UW School for… Continue Reading UW School for Workers, WDBSCW Announces New Pre-Apprenticeship Series to Support More Women in Building Construction Trades

WDBSCW, Manufacturers Support Manufacturing Month with New Campaign for Schools

MADISON, October 2, 2018 — October officially marks the start of Manufacturing Month, and the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) and its Dane County manufacturers council partners announce the unveiling of a new school-based campaign to promote… Continue Reading WDBSCW, Manufacturers Support Manufacturing Month with New Campaign for Schools

WDBSCW, Partners Celebrate Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Day

MADISON, September 28, 2018 – Today was declared Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Day in Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker to support efforts to engage students in career pathways and programs to ensure a robust training pipeline for generations to come. The… Continue Reading WDBSCW, Partners Celebrate Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Day

From Clerical to Accounting: Ian’s Success Story

Ian joined the WorkSmart Network to explore the educational opportunities available to him through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). He always excelled with numbers and was interested in learning more about accounting. So he enrolled in the Purchasing… Continue Reading From Clerical to Accounting: Ian’s Success Story

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WDBSCW CEO Presented With Outstanding Pathway Champion Award

MADISON, Wisc. – May 31, 2018 – Pat Schramm, CEO for the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), was presented with the Outstanding Pathway Champion award at Madison Metropolitan School District’s Partner & Student Recognition Program last Thursday.… Continue Reading WDBSCW CEO Presented With Outstanding Pathway Champion Award

WDBSCW Announces More Rapid Response Workforce Services Available to Support Workers Affected by Wave of Major Retail Closings

MADISON, May 22, 2018 / — The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), the regional leader in workforce development, announces three more Rapid Response information sessions. This announcement comes in response to the continuous wave of retail closures,… Continue Reading WDBSCW Announces More Rapid Response Workforce Services Available to Support Workers Affected by Wave of Major Retail Closings

WDBSCW Rapid Response Workforce Services Available to Support Workers Affected by Wave of Major Retailer Closings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: WDBSCW Communications, 608.249.9001 WDBSCW Rapid Response Workforce Services Available to Support Workers Affected by Wave of Major Retailer Closings MADISON, March 29, 2018 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), the regional leader… Continue Reading WDBSCW Rapid Response Workforce Services Available to Support Workers Affected by Wave of Major Retailer Closings

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Career Exploration Helped WIOA Participant Connect to Unexpected Career

Six months before he was dislocated, Ben connected with the WorkSmart Network through a Rapid Response information session. He explored the skills training and career services available to him through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its dislocated… Continue Reading Career Exploration Helped WIOA Participant Connect to Unexpected Career

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How A WorkSmart Network Participant Helped Create An Academy

Not only did sue attend the first ever Computer Essentials Academy through the WorkSmart Network, but she was also one of the driving forces behind its creation. Sue was working in a factory when she became dislocated in 2016. She… Continue Reading How A WorkSmart Network Participant Helped Create An Academy