Foundations for the Trades Academy students measuring on a job site

Construction Company Hopes Training Program Will Produce New Hires

A $75,000 Fast Forward grant awarded to the Workforce Development Board and 10 Wisconsin companies will focus efforts to “attract workers who hadn’t considered construction careers before undergoing training, including women and ethnic minorities” through programming like the Foundations for the Trades… Continue Reading Construction Company Hopes Training Program Will Produce New Hires
Middle College manufacturing students in Beaver Dam

News Release: Middle College Graduates Newest Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2014 Madison, WI—Graduation ceremonies were held across the South Central Wisconsin region last week to honor the 40 high school seniors from 12 school districts graduating from the health care and manufacturing program tracks offered through the… Continue Reading News Release: Middle College Graduates Newest Class
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News Release: Fast Forward grant award to train manufacturing workers in South Central Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2014 Editor’s Note: This release includes an excerpt from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) news release issued on May 15, 2014. A Fast Forward manufacturing grant award totaling $74,369 has been issued to help train 132… Continue Reading News Release: Fast Forward grant award to train manufacturing workers in South Central Wisconsin
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News Release: $150,000 Blueprint for Prosperity Grant Awarded to WDBSCW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2014 Contact: Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, 608.249.9001 Editor’s Note: This release includes an excerpt from the Department of Workforce Development news release issued on May 6, 2014. $150,000 Blueprint for Prosperity Grant Awarded… Continue Reading News Release: $150,000 Blueprint for Prosperity Grant Awarded to WDBSCW
Pat Schramm, Chris Taylor, Andy Jorgenson, Mary Pasholk, Amy Mendel-Clemens

State Representatives tour South Central Wisconsin Job Center

Six Wisconsin State Representatives joined the Workforce Development Board leaders and Job Center partners in a tour of the Dane County Job Center on April 29. Job Center staff briefed Chris Taylor, State Representative for the 76th Assembly District; Mark… Continue Reading State Representatives tour South Central Wisconsin Job Center
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Mature Workforce Summit showcases benefits, solutions to retain and reengage aging workforce

As part of the Mature Workforce Campaign, the Workforce Development Board convened high-level executives and human resource professionals to attend a special summit around the mature workforce on April 24 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The event, “Responding to a Maturing… Continue Reading Mature Workforce Summit showcases benefits, solutions to retain and reengage aging workforce
2014 Foundations for the Trades Academy graduates

Dane County program trains unemployed for jobs in the trades

Pat Schramm, director of the Workforce Development Board, cites that “graduates will hit the ground running as they begin the job application process in search of an opportunity to put their newly learned skills to work” in part because of… Continue Reading Dane County program trains unemployed for jobs in the trades
Foundations for the Trades Academy students on a job site

News Release: Foundations for the Trades Academy Prepares for Graduation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON–The newest student cohort of Foundations for the Trades Academy is scheduled to graduate on Friday, April 4, 2014 as part of the program’s 3rd annual graduation ceremony. During the 6-week training program conducted by program partners including Construction… Continue Reading News Release: Foundations for the Trades Academy Prepares for Graduation