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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

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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

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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

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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