Individual Reenters Community Thanks to Windows to Work

Thomas was released from incarceration in April 2020 after nine years. Before his release, he connected with the Windows to Work Program to learn about the services and support available to him, including career assistance. For further services, he co-enrolled… Continue Reading Individual Reenters Community Thanks to Windows to Work

WDBSCW, Partners to Host Downtown Madison Virtual Job Fair June 2

MADISON, May 26, 2021 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) in partnership with the City of Madison, Destination Madison, Downtown Madison Inc., Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Job Center of Wisconsin, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District… Continue Reading WDBSCW, Partners to Host Downtown Madison Virtual Job Fair June 2
Nathan, WIOA Dislocated Worker Program participant, stands next to Teel Plastics sign.

Worker Relocates to Wisconsin After Layoff for New Opportunities

WorkSmart provides career connections to job seeker. Nathan connected with the WorkSmart Network in October 2020 after a referral from a community agency. He recently moved to Wisconsin from Illinois after a reduction in hours at his job and was… Continue Reading Worker Relocates to Wisconsin After Layoff for New Opportunities

Dane County putting $2 million into Badger Prairie Needs Network expansion, new job training initiative

Shanzeh Ahmad | Wisconsin State Journal Dane County is set to invest $2 million into expanding Badger Prairie Needs Network’s building and kick-starting a new job training initiative at the Verona-based organization to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading Dane County putting $2 million into Badger Prairie Needs Network expansion, new job training initiative
DeeDee poses with the Aspire Award

Aspire Awardee Aims to Improve Foster Care System

Individual builds skills to succeed in education, career. DeeDee connected with the Independent Living Program in 2018 for career and housing assistance. With additional support through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programming, she enrolled at Madison College, purchased a… Continue Reading Aspire Awardee Aims to Improve Foster Care System

Workforce Shortage Challenges Reemerge as Wisconsin Businesses Dig Out of the Pandemic

Mitchell Schmidt | Wisconsin State Journal Wisconsin’s return to near pre-pandemic unemployment levels has brought with it the reemergence of one of the biggest challenges facing some of the state’s largest industries – a workforce shortage. The need for workers… Continue Reading Workforce Shortage Challenges Reemerge as Wisconsin Businesses Dig Out of the Pandemic

DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has created five new Apprenticeship Navigator positions to help Wisconsinites find open apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model that combines on-the-job learning with job-related classroom instruction. As an “earn and… Continue Reading DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators

WDBSCW to Host Virtual Career Fair with 85 Participating Companies

May 7, 2021, MADISON – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network, Wisconsin Job Service and the county economic development partners, are hosting a Virtual Career Fair on May 11 from 10… Continue Reading WDBSCW to Host Virtual Career Fair with 85 Participating Companies