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Workforce Paradox Sessions: Taking it Local

Advancing Wisconsin Manufacturing Seminar Series

WMC teamed up with the Wisconsin Technical College System to bring the annual Workforce Paradox Conference to communities across the state.

Wisconsin continues to battle the workforce paradox - high unemployment, yet employers desperately seeking qualified workers.

The WMC Foundation, in partnership with the Wisconsin Technical College System and all 16 Technical Colleges, highlighted current workplace solutions and gave an early preview of a new initiative to establish a 20-year strategic plan for the state called - The Future Wisconsin Project.


2014 Dates, Locations and Registration


Feb 17 - Gateway Technical College, Sturtevant
Feb 19 - Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton
Feb 21 - Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville
Feb 25 - Western Technical College, La Crosse 
Feb 26 - Milwaukee Area Technical College


Mar 3 - Northcentral Technical College, Wausau
Mar 4 - Waukesha County Technical College
Mar 7 - Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake
Mar 11 - Nicolet Technical College, Rhinelander
Mar 13 - Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids
Mar 14 - Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland
Mar 17 - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay
Mar 18 - Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend
Mar 21 - Southwest Technical College, Fennimore
Mar 27 - Madison College


Workforce Paradox Sessions: “Taking it Local”

Program Agenda

7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Networking

7:45 a.m. Welcome: College President

8:00 a.m. Future Wisconsin Initiative: Talent Attraction and Retention - Jim Morgan, WMC Foundation President

8:30 a.m. Innovative Partnerships and Practices - Panel Presentation/Discussion
Innovative practices in K-12, college programming, and customized business solutions followed by discussion.

9:50 a.m. What You Can Do Back Home

10:00 a.m. Adjourn

Optional college tour at some sites immediately following the program.



2014 Sponsors


1957 Ariens Logo_FINAL BMO Harris Bank Logo Briggs & Stratton Logo
John Deere Logo Michael Best & Friedrich logo Waupaca Foundry Logo