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Listening Sessions

Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges recently hosted listening sessions to discuss Wisconsin’s workforce paradox – high unemployment, but employers (especially manufacturers) having a difficult time finding qualified workers.

WMC Foundation President Jim Morgan discussed what he learned from over 50 listening sessions with more than 300 manufacturing representatives.  He also shared what WMC plans to do as the state’s manufacturers’ association and state chamber of commerce to solve the workforce shortage, including collecting best practices, launching a public awareness campaign, and assisting community and regional initiatives.

In addition to Jim’s presentation and discussion, each of the technical colleges shared their response to the issue.

For more information about the sessions, or a copy of the materials, contact Jim Morgan or Susan Nyffenegger, 608.258.3400.

Workforce Paradox - In the News

The Listening Sessions garnered media attention in communities across Wisconsin. Here are links to some of those stories.