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.

2022 Policy Priorities:

  1. Drive solutions that increase workforce housing in Waukesha County.
  2. Identify and promote innovative employee retention solutions.
  3. Invest in talent attraction efforts to bring more individuals to Wisconsin.
  4. Support programs that assist targeted populations to enter or re-enter the workforce.
  5. Expand availability of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grants that drive workforce solutions.
  6. Advocate for the state’s apprenticeship program.

High School Students Attend Mini Business World at Carroll University

Last week, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Foundation hosted Mini Business World at Carroll University. The goal of the program is to provide students with a stronger understanding of what it takes to start a business, the power of the free enterprise system, and ultimately leave with a […]

Alliance participates in roundtable on FlexRide expansion

Last week, the Alliance participated in a Workforce Innovation Grant roundtable discussion on FlexRide. The roundtable was hosted at Alliance member company Scan-Pac, in conjunction with MobiliSE, and included Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; Amy Pechacek, Department of Workforce Development secretary-designee and Craig Thompson, secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation […]

Experience the Trades Exposes Students to Careers in Manufacturing & Construction

With manufacturing and construction being driver industries in Waukesha County, the Alliance was proud to ignite students’ passion for the trades through an interactive and engaging expo. Experience the Trades provided nearly 1,500 middle and high school students the opportunity to meet 38 local manufacturing and construction employers. Students got to ‘try on’ the trades […]

Mini Business World to Take Place on November 10

In partnership with the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation and Carroll University, the Alliance is excited to once again host Mini Business World. Waukesha County high school students are invited to interact with students from other school districts and leave with a stronger understanding of what it takes to start and run a business. Students […]

2022 Waukesha County Award Winners

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the winners for the 2022 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations which have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to work, play and […]

2022 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 […]