Wisconsin, along with much of the nation, currently faces a workforce paradox - unemployment rates higher than most current workers can remember, and manufacturers limited by their ability to find skilled workers. This October, the WMC Foundation is promoting manufacturing as a viable career in Wisconsin.
Manufacturing Message from Governor Walker
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTERS
Newsletter - October 31, 2012
Newsletter - October 26, 2012
Newsletter - October 17, 2012
Newsletter - October 4, 2012
Newsletter - September 27, 2012
Newsletter - September 19, 2012
Newsletter - September 12, 2012
Forward Janesville, Inc. Report
Manufacturing Month: Open Houses
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP
One of the ways employers can take a direct role in exposing students to the world of work is through youth apprenticeship. Special thanks to Robin Kroyer-Kubicek, Youth Apprenticeship Curriculum Coordinator, CESA 6 for providing the following information and links!
- Work-Based Learning Options (PDF link)
- YA Web Page
- YA Program Areas & Curriculum
- YA Employer & Student Testimonials
- Child Labor Law Information
- NEW Employer Guide
- Related Instruction Articulation Guide
- YA Newsletters
Several local and regional business leaders shared their experiences as they continue to build successful business-education partnerships.
Formula High School: Racing to Learn
Formula High School is the idea of two Wisconsin high school technology and engineering instructors that developed a program to allow students interested in motor sports, engineering and technology areas showcase their skills and talents. The focus of the project is to help students develop the engineering and technical skills that are vital to our nation’s manufacturers.
Video from Eleva-Strum
Cardinal Manufacturing in Strum, Wisconsin is a high school vocational manufacturing program that operates as a commercial business. Students in the program make parts for paying customers. In this video, hear comments from the teacher and students, as well as school officials and graduates of the program. The video was produced for Modern Machine Shop by Todd Schuett and Paul LoPiccolo of Creative Technology Corporation.
Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance: “You Can Make it in Northeast Wisconsin”
The Alliance has close to 100 members, mostly manufacturers that employ over 30 percent of the manufacturing employment in the eighteen county region, and is working to transform the image of manufacturing and proactively reaching out to our future workforce.
Ariens Technology & Engineering Education Center: A Model Partnership
The Ariens Technology & Engineering Education Center at the Brillion High School came together in 2007 through the vision of technology and engineering instructor Steve Meyer and the resources of Ariens Company.
A community’s response to the issues surrounding workforce development
From problem identification to advanced program development, Fond du Lac is attacking the issue of a workforce shortage and skill deficiencies on multiple fronts.
Manufacturing Works and Gold Collar Careers
Gold Collar Careers is working to ensure there will be enough talented and technically educated individuals available for area manufacturers to hire.
Capturing the Hearts & Minds of the Next Generation of Skilled Workers
The Waukesha County Business Alliance, through their Manufacturing Alliance, has been focusing on helping manufacturers attract the talent they need through a variety of programs.
Wisconsin’s Career Pathways (Online Presentation)
Click here for more information on Wisconsin’s Career Pathways website and how it combines Career Clusters and Pathways, Programs of Study, and Student Plans of Study.
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