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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

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Windows to Work Helps Participant Stay Out Of Prison

Kendall had been in and out of prison for the last 10 years. Determined to do something different and stay out of prison this time, he enrolled in the Windows to Work program. Through the Department of Corrections-supported program, Kendall… Continue Reading Windows to Work Helps Participant Stay Out Of Prison

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Overcoming Obstacles With Windows to Work

Robert joined Windows to Work before he was released from his 15-year prison sentence. Although he entered the program with a positive attitude, he was nervous about his release. He knew there would be barriers to overcome including finding employment… Continue Reading Overcoming Obstacles With Windows to Work

WDB Hosts 33th Annual Meeting, Honors Business and Aspire Award Recipients

Madison, Wisc. – November 3, 2017 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) honored 5 individuals with is Aspire Awards and 2 business leaders with the Making a Difference Awards during the organization’s 33rd Annual… Continue Reading WDB Hosts 33th Annual Meeting, Honors Business and Aspire Award Recipients

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Thirty-Five Years of Dedication Pays Off

After a career in various office environments, Lisa connected with the WorkSmart Network. She had extensive experience, but not degree or specialty. She was determined to change that. Continue Reading Thirty-Five Years of Dedication Pays Off

After a career in various office environments, Lisa connected with the WorkSmart Network. She had extensive experience, but not degree or specialty. She was determined to change that.

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WDBSCW Among Recipients of $3.9M Youth Apprenticeship Grant

MADISON, Wisc. – The South Central Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Consortium was awarded a $360,000 Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship grant to deliver and grow youth apprenticeship programs for nearly 400 young adults in the region. The consortium includes the Workforce Development Board… Continue Reading WDBSCW Among Recipients of $3.9M Youth Apprenticeship Grant