Christine Taylor of Michigan Workers presenting at Collabor8 2014

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

Two workers in a manufacturing facility

Wisconsin Public Radio features Middle College as effort to prepare young talent for manufacturing industry

The Middle College initiative was featured in Wisconsin Public Radio’s segment “Wisconsin Manufacturers Struggle To Attract Young People” that aired on April 11, 2014. The feature focuses on initiatives across the state of Wisconsin that are helping attract younger workers… Continue Reading Wisconsin Public Radio features Middle College as effort to prepare young talent for manufacturing industry

2014 Foundations for the Trades Academy graduates

Dane County program trains unemployed for jobs in the trades

Pat Schramm, director of the Workforce Development Board, cites that “graduates will hit the ground running as they begin the job application process in search of an opportunity to put their newly learned skills to work” in part because of… Continue Reading Dane County program trains unemployed for jobs in the trades

Foundations for the Trades Academy students on a job site

News Release: Foundations for the Trades Academy Prepares for Graduation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON–The newest student cohort of Foundations for the Trades Academy is scheduled to graduate on Friday, April 4, 2014 as part of the program’s 3rd annual graduation ceremony. During the 6-week training program conducted by program partners including Construction… Continue Reading News Release: Foundations for the Trades Academy Prepares for Graduation

Trade Up poster for Bricklayers

Bricklayers featured in the Trade Up campaign

Bricklayer apprenticeships are this month’s feature in the Trade Up Campaign, an 8-month apprenticeship awareness project geared toward high school students, parents and educators in 16 high school districts in Dane County. The campaign features videos and resources on how… Continue Reading Bricklayers featured in the Trade Up campaign

Trade Up poster for Construction Craft Laborers

Construction Craft Laborers latest feature in Trade Up Campaign

Construction Craft Laborer apprenticeships are this month’s feature in the Trade Up Campaign, an 8-month apprenticeship awareness project geared toward high school students, parents and educators in 16 high school districts in Dane County. The campaign features videos and resources… Continue Reading Construction Craft Laborers latest feature in Trade Up Campaign