Incarcerated Students Graduate from Madison College Carpentry Program

Juliana Tornabene | NBC 15 MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Incarcerated students graduated from Madison College’s carpentry program Tuesday morning. The carpentry program allows jail residents to come to the campus for classes and get a work release. Students started off… Continue Reading Incarcerated Students Graduate from Madison College Carpentry Program

Youth Apprentice Hired in Mechanical Field Before Graduation

High school student learns hands-on before turning 18. Carter was interested in the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Program because it gave him the opportunity to train hands-on in the mechanical field prior to turning 18. He was hired as an apprentice… Continue Reading Youth Apprentice Hired in Mechanical Field Before Graduation

Student’s Career Interest Heating Up After Youth Apprenticeship

Student gains experience in hospitality industry. Lola entered her Youth Apprenticeship (YA) at The House Cafe & Bakery to gain hands-on experience outside of high school. She developed her skills by helping the cafe organize events, prepare food and make… Continue Reading Student’s Career Interest Heating Up After Youth Apprenticeship

Former Stay-At-Home Mom Reenters Workforce

Participant gains skills in COVID-19 work experience. Kelly connected with the WorkSmart Network in 2018 while she was enrolled in the Court Reporting Program at Madison College. She had been a stay-at-home mom for nearly 20 years and wanted support… Continue Reading Former Stay-At-Home Mom Reenters Workforce

Young Adult Manifests Dreams and Continues Education

Independent Living Program helps participant succeed. LaTasha* is a young adult who aged out of the foster care system. She’s lived in multiple foster homes throughout her life and overcome various challenges. She connected with the Independent Living (IL) Program… Continue Reading Young Adult Manifests Dreams and Continues Education

WIOA Helps Dislocated Worker Match Transferable Skills to New Industry

Laid off worker gains confidence to switch industries. Morgan* lost their job in the state government in January 2021. They connected with the WorkSmart Network and learned about the services available to them under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act… Continue Reading WIOA Helps Dislocated Worker Match Transferable Skills to New Industry

Participant Gives Back to Community After Losing Job Due to COVID-19

A participant helps Jefferson Food Pantry grow numbers. Sara enrolled in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker Program after she lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her WIOA Career Planner connected her with the COVID-19… Continue Reading Participant Gives Back to Community After Losing Job Due to COVID-19

Champion in Action Awardee Collaborates with Area Organizations, Highlights Manufacturing Industry

Business partner educates community with presentations. Claudine Baccheschi, Talent Acquisition Manager at Aprilaire, is an active member of the Made In Dane Manufacturing Council. She’s been a catalyst for sharing best practices and resources and represented the group at the… Continue Reading Champion in Action Awardee Collaborates with Area Organizations, Highlights Manufacturing Industry

Champion in Action Awardee Advocates for Workforce Programs, Initiatives

Business partner supports GuidEd, YA to build workforce. Todd Lassanske, General Manager at McFarlane Manufacturing, is an advocate for workforce development programs and initiatives. He actively supports industry partnership work as a member of the Manufacturing Alliance where he provides… Continue Reading Champion in Action Awardee Advocates for Workforce Programs, Initiatives

Independent Living Participant Continues on Path to Success

Participant has bright future thanks to program support. Marlene was a single mom without a high school diploma when she aged out of foster care. She utilized the Independent Living and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources available to… Continue Reading Independent Living Participant Continues on Path to Success
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