Incarcerated Students Graduate from Madison College Carpentry Program

Juliana Tornabene | NBC 15 MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Incarcerated students graduated from Madison College’s carpentry program Tuesday morning. The carpentry program allows jail residents to come to the campus for classes and get a work release. Students started off… Continue Reading Incarcerated Students Graduate from Madison College Carpentry Program

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

American Girl Details Impact of Middleton Relocation, Consolidation

Nick Viviani and Elizabeth Wadas | NBC15   MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – More than four dozen American Girl workers will be affected by the company’s decision to relocate its corporate office in Middleton and combine some warehouse operations. A spokesperson… Continue Reading American Girl Details Impact of Middleton Relocation, Consolidation

Wis. Workforce Development Boards Receive $20 Million to Boost Employment Access

Juliana Tornabene | NBC 15 MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Eleven regions in Wisconsin will receive $20 million in grants to increase access to employment opportunities across the state, Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Workforce Development announced Monday. The… Continue Reading Wis. Workforce Development Boards Receive $20 Million to Boost Employment Access

Dane County putting $2 million into Badger Prairie Needs Network expansion, new job training initiative

Shanzeh Ahmad | Wisconsin State Journal Dane County is set to invest $2 million into expanding Badger Prairie Needs Network’s building and kick-starting a new job training initiative at the Verona-based organization to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading Dane County putting $2 million into Badger Prairie Needs Network expansion, new job training initiative

Workforce Shortage Challenges Reemerge as Wisconsin Businesses Dig Out of the Pandemic

Mitchell Schmidt | Wisconsin State Journal Wisconsin’s return to near pre-pandemic unemployment levels has brought with it the reemergence of one of the biggest challenges facing some of the state’s largest industries – a workforce shortage. The need for workers… Continue Reading Workforce Shortage Challenges Reemerge as Wisconsin Businesses Dig Out of the Pandemic

DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has created five new Apprenticeship Navigator positions to help Wisconsinites find open apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model that combines on-the-job learning with job-related classroom instruction. As an “earn and… Continue Reading DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators

How can California help laid-off retail workers find jobs? This state’s approach may work

Jeong Park | Sacramento Bee The COVID-19 pandemic was one for the record books for the retail industry. More than 40 major retailers declared bankruptcy, and more than 11,000 stores closed in 2020 across the U.S., according to CoStar Group.… Continue Reading How can California help laid-off retail workers find jobs? This state’s approach may work

Wisconsin Program Helps People Find Jobs After Prison

Employment reduces recidivism, and Wisconsin is taking strides to provide job support for people who have been incarcerated. Nazish Dholakia | Senior Writer At the Oakhill Correctional Institution, a prison in the town of Oregon, Wisconsin, Benjamin sat at a… Continue Reading Wisconsin Program Helps People Find Jobs After Prison
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