Manufacturing leaders try to change perceptions

Excerpt from the Wausau Daily Herald article… “At the end of the day, ground zero for this is right here in the technical colleges.” In order to boost interest in manufacturing jobs across the state, the foundation is developing a strategy aimed at resolving the shortage of skilled workers, including compiling a list of best practices, launching a public awareness campaign and assisting local chambers of commerce in addressing the issue, WMC Foundation president Jim Morgan said. “This is going to get solved community by community. What you do in Wisconsin Rapids is going to look different than what happens in Eau Claire or Green Bay.”