Local and state organizations trying to help retail workers find new jobs

As big box stores like Shopko and Toys “R” Us are closing, organizations at local job centers are trying to help displaced retail workers find new jobs. The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) is partnering with the… Continue Reading Local and state organizations trying to help retail workers find new jobs

Laid off workers invited to specialized career events

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network and Wisconsin Job Service, is hosting a transferable skills workshop on July 29 followed by an interview event on Aug. 22 for workers affected by… Continue Reading Laid off workers invited to specialized career events

Grant to address healthcare worker shortage

A Fast Forward grant totaling almost $386,000 has been issued to help the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) and UW Health address critical healthcare workforce needs in the Dane County region. In the last year, healthcare organizations… Continue Reading Grant to address healthcare worker shortage

Green County cheese maker deals with employee churn

In her almost 30 years working in human resources, Wendy Cuevas has never experienced the kind of difficulty hiring workers as she has today. At Monroe-based Klondike Cheese, where Cuevas is human resources manager, she has hired 188 temporary and… Continue Reading Green County cheese maker deals with employee churn

Students explore health-care careers in summer internships at UW Health

From cardiovascular technologist to medical coder, 73 local students re exploring health care careers through internships at UW Health this summer. The paid internships aim to confirm students’ interests in health care careers and to develop a diverse workforce. Tasks… Continue Reading Students explore health-care careers in summer internships at UW Health
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Academy offers quick way to gain computer skills

April 11, 2017 Article written by the Watertown Daily Times. Even if the job doesn’t involve using a computer, today’s applicants need computer skills to get that position. Job seekers often find they have to complete applications online or submit their… Continue Reading Academy offers quick way to gain computer skills
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Twenty-two Inmates Honored at Windows to Work Graduation

April 6, 2017 MADISON, Wisc. – April 6, 2017 – Twenty-two inmates at the Dane County Jail celebrated their graduation of the Windows to Work program on Wednesday, April 5. This 7-week course is designed to increase the chances of… Continue Reading Twenty-two Inmates Honored at Windows to Work Graduation
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WDBSCW to partner with Madison Schools with $400K Joyce Foundation grant

Madison Schools and Partners Awarded National Grant for Personalized Learning High School Pathways Helps Students Create Roadmap to Success MADISON / April 15, 2016–The Madison School District, together with Madison College, the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, the… Continue Reading WDBSCW to partner with Madison Schools with $400K Joyce Foundation grant

RFP for WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Services Now Available

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals to provide workforce development services under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). To view the available RFP and pertaining… Continue Reading RFP for WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Services Now Available
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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan now available for public comment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each workforce development board (WDB) to develop and submit, in partnership with the local chief elected official, a comprehensive four-year plan to the State of Wisconsin. The Local Plan reflects the current and… Continue Reading Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan now available for public comment