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

WIOA Participant is Champion to Classmates, Children

WIOA helps individual graduate from nursing program. Melanie wanted to continue her education and enroll in the nursing associate’s degree program at Madison College. So she connected with the WorkSmart Network in 2017 for tuition assistance and supportive services through… Continue Reading WIOA Participant is Champion to Classmates, Children

WIOA Participant Uses Education to Advocate for Veterans

Veteran activist earns 60+ degrees while incarcerated. Shar-Ron used the services available to him to earn a paralegal degree, bachelor’s degree and 63 other certifications and diplomas before his release in 2020. He wrote two programs for the Department of… Continue Reading WIOA Participant Uses Education to Advocate for Veterans

Overcoming Barriers with the Independent Living Grant

Individual uses resources to prepare to live independently. After aging out of foster care, Aye moved to Alabama to attend postsecondary education. But in 2020, she hit some unexpected life changes. Her Independent Living Coordinator struggled to locate enough resources… Continue Reading Overcoming Barriers with the Independent Living Grant

Youth Apprentice Pursues Passion for Medicine

Youth Apprenticeship helps student enter career pathway. Carter was in high school when he connected with the Dane County School Consortium to learn about Youth Apprenticeship opportunities. Wanting to pursue his passion for medicine, he entered into a Nursing Assistant… Continue Reading Youth Apprentice Pursues Passion for Medicine

Podcast: How Apprenticeship Navigators Can Connect Secondary Students to Registered Adult Apprenticeships

Wisconsin Transition Improvement Grant Wisconsin’s Registered Adult Apprenticeship (RA) Program now has Apprenticeship Navigators to help guide secondary school youth to engage in the RA program. The Navigators are assigned to regions across Wisconsin and they engage youth through phone… Continue Reading Podcast: How Apprenticeship Navigators Can Connect Secondary Students to Registered Adult Apprenticeships
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