Although technology continues to advance rapidly in the manufacturing industry, there is still a need for a strong workforce. The industry remains one of the top five largest industries in the region with 1,139 establishments employing over 57,000 individuals.
Our Work In Action
Manufacturing workforce demographics dictate in the long-run there will be a need for more trained workers in Wisconsin. Manufacturing will continue to be a key source of employment in the region because the industry's careers are some of the best-paying, non-managerial jobs, especially for workers with less than a four-year degree.
Interested in exploring careers in manufacturing? Check out the WorkSmart Network to see how we may be able to help you connect to jobs and training opportunities.
We're continuing to engage in industry partnerships to ensure the available workforce in South Central Wisconsin is equipped with the necessary skills and businesses find quality workers. As active members of the region's manufacturing councils, we're constantly listening to the needs of industry and working with businesses and education partners to identify workforce solutions.
If your company is interested in attending a manufacturing council meeting, give us a call. We'll connect you to a council in your area where you can network with other manufacturers and learn about economic and workforce development issues of value.
Made In Dane Manufacturing Network
Members of the Made In Dane Manufacturing Network work together to create a space to share ideas and best practices, engage and build partnerships, and work to transform the image of manufacturing.
The Manufacturing Alliance
The Manufacturing Alliance aims to connect manufacturers and community leaders from across Sauk, Columbia and Marquette counties to focus on talent strategies, share best practices and more.
Manufacturing Business Alliance of Dodge County
The MBA works to attract and sustain manufacturing in the region to maintain a strong local manufacturing sector.
If you're interested in attending a manufacturing council meeting, give us a call. We'll connect you to a council in your area where you can network with other manufacturers and learn about economic and workforce development issues of value.
Manufacturing Works Campaign
We collaborated with the Dodge County Manufacturing Business Alliance in 2017 and the Made In Dane Manufacturing Network in 2018 to create the Manufacturing Works Campaign. The campaign showed students, parents and educators in Dodge and Dane counties the good-paying jobs and long-term careers available in manufacturing. The campaign webpage features resources, videos, and examples of starting-, mid- and advanced-level career opportunities available in the region.