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.

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.

Recognizing Career and Technical Education Month

As our region continues to rebuild and recover, workforce development efforts to develop, attract and retain talent remains a top priority for the Alliance. As we celebrate Career & Technical Education (CTE) month, we want to remind members of the importance of the collaboration between education and business to fill future talent pipeline needs. The […]

Gov Evers Proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin to highlight the state’s efforts to develop students for a wide-range of careers, post-secondary education, or both. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, during the 2019-20 school year, 64 percent of high school juniors and seniors took at least one […]

Fall 2020 Leadership Waukesha County Graduates

The Alliance would like to congratulate our Fall 2020 Leadership Waukesha County participants for completing the first ever virtual program! Participants celebrated the final session of the program by sharing their biggest takeaways and most eye-opening experiences through virtual presentations. Kudos to each and every one of the graduates, and a big thank you to […]