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WIOA Clears House, Moves to President’s Desk

July 17, 2014 Editor’s Note: This post includes an excerpt from the National Skills Coalition’s July 10, 2014 blog post, “WIOA Goes to President’s Desk.” On July 10, 2014, the House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a bipartisan,… Continue Reading WIOA Clears House, Moves to President’s Desk

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The Workforce Development Board of SC WI is hiring!

We’re seeking new team members! The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), located in Madison, Wisconsin, is a nonprofit organization comprised of members committed to preparing our regional workforce for the needs of industry. We’re a small organization that plays a big… Continue Reading The Workforce Development Board of SC WI is hiring!

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WIOA bill clears U.S. Senate by strong majority, 95-3

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Editor’s Note: Press Release reissued from U.S. Senator Baldwin’s Office Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in support of the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which passed the U.S. Senate by… Continue Reading WIOA bill clears U.S. Senate by strong majority, 95-3

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Construction Company Hopes Training Program Will Produce New Hires

A $75,000 Fast Forward grant awarded to the Workforce Development Board and 10 Wisconsin companies will focus efforts to “attract workers who hadn’t considered construction careers before undergoing training, including women and ethnic minorities” through programming like the Foundations for the Trades… Continue Reading Construction Company Hopes Training Program Will Produce New Hires

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News Release: Middle College Graduates Newest Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2014 Madison, WI—Graduation ceremonies were held across the South Central Wisconsin region last week to honor the 40 high school seniors from 12 school districts graduating from the health care and manufacturing program tracks offered through the… Continue Reading News Release: Middle College Graduates Newest Class

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News Release: Fast Forward grant award to train manufacturing workers in South Central Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2014 Editor’s Note: This release includes an excerpt from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) news release issued on May 15, 2014. A Fast Forward manufacturing grant award totaling $74,369 has been issued to help train 132… Continue Reading News Release: Fast Forward grant award to train manufacturing workers in South Central Wisconsin

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News Release: $150,000 Blueprint for Prosperity Grant Awarded to WDBSCW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2014 Contact: Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, 608.249.9001 Editor’s Note: This release includes an excerpt from the Department of Workforce Development news release issued on May 6, 2014. $150,000 Blueprint for Prosperity Grant Awarded… Continue Reading News Release: $150,000 Blueprint for Prosperity Grant Awarded to WDBSCW

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State Representatives tour South Central Wisconsin Job Center

Six Wisconsin State Representatives joined the Workforce Development Board leaders and Job Center partners in a tour of the Dane County Job Center on April 29. Job Center staff briefed Chris Taylor, State Representative for the 76th Assembly District; Mark… Continue Reading State Representatives tour South Central Wisconsin Job Center

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Mature Workforce Summit showcases benefits, solutions to retain and reengage aging workforce

As part of the Mature Workforce Campaign, the Workforce Development Board convened high-level executives and human resource professionals to attend a special summit around the mature workforce on April 24 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The event, “Responding to a Maturing… Continue Reading Mature Workforce Summit showcases benefits, solutions to retain and reengage aging workforce

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First Statewide Business Services Summit convenes hundreds of workforce professionals

Collabor8 2014, the first Statewide Business Services Summit, was held in Madison on April 24-25. The event convened nearly 200 workforce professionals to learn and discuss how to better service Wisconsin businesses. The Wisconsin Workforce Development Association and its Business Services Group… Continue Reading First Statewide Business Services Summit convenes hundreds of workforce professionals