On Thursday, February 6, more than 1,000 fifth through eighth graders came to Milwaukee Tool for the second annual Kids Building Wisconsin – Waukesha Expo. Students gained exposure to career opportunities in the construction industry through interactive activities run by forty different construction and skilled trades companies. Activities included: working in a mock demolition room, [...]
One of the Alliance’s top workforce development policy priorities in 2020 is supporting programs that assist targeted populations to enter or re-enter the workforce. Earlier this week, the Alliance was proud to attend a special program of the Joseph Project, which included a roundtable discussion led by Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Trump, U.S. Senator Ron [...]
As we reflect on 2019, we are proud to report that our business and education partnerships are stronger than ever. This past year was filled with numerous opportunities to develop our future workforce by connecting businesses and educational institutions. The following is just a portion of the work completed in 2019. Thank you to all [...]
Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. One of the Alliance’s 2019 Policy Agenda priorities is to support state and regional efforts to implement a talent attraction program. The state’s workforce is aging rapidly – 605,947 Wisconsin workers were 55 and older in 2015. Over the [...]
Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin’s Millennial Marketing Campaign To Continue, Despite Funding Change
A state-run marketing campaign aimed at getting more millennials to move to Wisconsin will continue, despite Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and state lawmakers not funding it in the state budget.
The Waukesha County Business Alliance, in partnership with the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, is proud to be part of YPWeek 2019. The program will be held April 19 to 27, 2019.
By: Steve Janke, Statewide Veterans Field Representative, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs The Alliance met with Steve Janke in 2018 and looks forward to partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations on efforts to employ veterans. On August 24, 2018, Wisconsin launched a national campaign to encourage transitioning military personnel and [...]
On January 22, the Alliance participated in the Waukesha County Neighborhoods Initiative Visioning Session, along with a group of 40 other industry leaders.
The number one concern we hear from the business community is workforce. In a survey we conducted in 2017, 67% of businesses in Waukesha County report finding a skilled workforce to be the primary challenge they face when starting or growing their business. It’s time for us to address that.