Dislocation Turns Into New Career Opportunity

Laid off worker explores new careers with WorkSmart. Robert was laid off from LSC Communications in August 2020 after 34 years in the printing industry. He attended a Rapid Response session where he learned about the services available through the… Continue Reading Dislocation Turns Into New Career Opportunity
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Middle College Alumni Continues Career in Culinary

An individual uses hands-on opportunity to build skills. Brandon wanted hands-on learning opportunities outside of high school classes when he connected with the WorkSmart Network and enrolled in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth programming in August 2016. “It… Continue Reading Middle College Alumni Continues Career in Culinary

WDBSCW to Host In-Person Manufacturing Job Fair to Celebrate Manufacturing Month

MADISON, October 5, 2021 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in collaboration with the Job Center of Wisconsin partners, is hosting an in-person Manufacturing Job Fair on October 13, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at… Continue Reading WDBSCW to Host In-Person Manufacturing Job Fair to Celebrate Manufacturing Month

September Declared Workforce Development Month

MADISON, September 10, 2021 – In recognition of the critical role that workforce development services, programs and partnerships play in Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month. The proclamation follows the U.S. Congress’ resolution… Continue Reading September Declared Workforce Development Month
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Laid Off Worker Returns to WorkSmart During Career Transition

WorkSmart is here as your safety net when you need it. Robin was laid off from her job at Foremost Farms in January 2020. She attended a Rapid Response session and learned about the free services available to her through… Continue Reading Laid Off Worker Returns to WorkSmart During Career Transition

Individual Reenters Community Thanks to Windows to Work

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,… 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
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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