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  • Steve Sharp | Watertown Daily Times MADISON – A workforce development forum in Jefferson Feb. 15 will highlight training resources, employment opportunities and local success stories. The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin is inviting employers, educators, community leaders, nonprofit service providers and more to attend the forum. The event is designed to focus…

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  • Building Essential Career Skills

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    Individual gains skills for great job after incarceration. Raymond attended the Carpentry Techniques Academy to gain new skills that would boost his career opportunities after his release from incarceration. “I took a carpentry class years ago and maintained an interest in it all these years. Whatever route I choose to take, I know I will…

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  • Driving Through a Dislocation

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    WorkSmart helps participant enter new job after layoff. Rocky was referred to the WorkSmart Network through his local Job Center. He had worked as an EMT for many years but left the field for a manufacturing job that provided more stability. Unfortunately in February 2022, Rocky was dislocated. But he wasted no time preparing to…

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  • Youth Apprentice Drills Into Career

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    Apprenticeship pushes youth forward with college plans. Sasha entered the Youth Apprenticeship Program’s health science pathway as a Dental Assistant at Mount Horeb Dental. In her role, she sterilizes equipment and prepares trays, rooms and other material for procedures. The program helps Sasha experience the ins and outs of owning and working at a dental…

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  • Winning with Wisconsin’s Workforce

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    WDBSCW, DWD Kick Off Regional Forums to Highlight Training Resources, Strategic Opportunities and Local Success Stories MADISON – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin invites employers, educators, community leaders, nonprofit service providers and more to attend a forum designed to highlight regional workforce development investments, available funding, resources to aid competitiveness, and local…

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  • Samara Kalk Derby | Wisconsin State Journal David Tatro gave a commencement speech at Madison College Tuesday morning that had the two people who spoke after him marveling. One of them was Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr, who said he listens to a lot of graduation speeches and added that Tatro’s was “truly one…

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  • Kayla Huynh | The Cap Times Following 16 weeks of electrical maintenance and industrial power courses, nine incarcerated students received technical diplomas from Madison College Tuesday morning. The Reentry Program – a partnership between Madison College, the Department of Corrections and the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin – allows incarcerated individuals to earn…

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  • Kim McDarison | Fort Atkinson Online Thirteen graduates of a “Leadership Development Academy” program developed by the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), and facilitated in partnership with Opportunities, Inc. and Madison College, were recognized Monday in a ceremony held at the Opportunities, Inc. headquarters building in Fort Atkinson. According to Robin Kennedy,…

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  • MADISON, December 16, 2022 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) honored five individuals with the Aspire Award and two community leaders with the Champions in Action Award during the 39th Annual Awards Celebration on December 7, 2022. The Aspire Award recognizes individuals for their achievements in the WDBSCW’s workforce development programs…

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  • Partner improving workforce with innovative strategies. Tracey Griffith is the Director of Outreach and Partnerships with Walbec Group. The firm produces quality construction materials and professional design, engineering and construction services. As of July 2022, Walbec Group’s family of companies had 183 apprentices employed and supported them on their career pathway. In her role, Tracey…

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