Workforce Development

Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. The Alliance is committed to developing, identifying and supporting policy solutions that strengthen our region’s talent pipeline.

2021 Policy Priorities:

  1. Collaborate to find solutions to the shortage of housing in Waukesha County for workers and young families.
  2. Identify and promote innovative employee retention solutions.
  1. Support initiatives to attract, develop and retain diverse talent in Waukesha County.
  2. Support programs that assist targeted populations to enter or re-enter the workforce.
  3. Expand availability of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development training grants.
  4. Advocate for the state’s apprenticeship program.

Fall Leadership Waukesha County Cohort Kicks Off

Another session of Leadership Waukesha County is officially underway! The fall cohort will spend the next 10 weeks gaining tools, processes and inspiration to enhance their leadership skills to be effective leaders in the community and their careers. Thank you to Ruekert & Mielke for hosting the cohort’s orientation day and to CentroMotion for providing […]

Alliance hosts workforce roundtable

The Alliance hosted more than 25 CEOs for a roundtable discussion with state leaders yesterday on the critical topic of workforce and hiring. Waukesha County business leaders were joined by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Missy Hughes, Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Amy […]

2021 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the five winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program. These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking steps today to build a […]

Alliance Joins 50 Chambers in Calling For End of $300 Federal Unemployment Benefit

The Alliance joined 50 chambers of commerce from across the state – including Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber – in sending a letter to Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers urging them to end federal pandemic related unemployment benefit programs that are contributing to Wisconsin’s workforce shortage, and instead use American Rescue Plan funds […]

WCTC Hosts Alliance Manufacturing Members

This week, Waukesha County Technical College hosted tours of its Integrated Manufacturing Center for Alliance manufacturing members. The tours provided an opportunity to strengthen the partnership between manufacturers and WCTC, further supporting the pipeline of talent in Waukesha County. To learn more about WCTC’s manufacturing programs and training, click here.

Alliance Hosts Superintendent / President Roundtables

Over the last month, the Alliance has hosted superintendent / president roundtables for business leaders to hear from Waukesha County Technical College President Rich Barnhouse and School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert. The Alliance welcomes future opportunities to connect the business community with our education partners.