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Measuring students’ preparedness after high school

January 22nd, 2019|

Currently, the state of Wisconsin has a tool that measures how prepared high school students are to attend college. The tool measures standardized test scores and more. However, those indicators aren’t necessarily representative of all the skills a high school student may need to be successful after high school graduation.

School of Applied Technologies Programs Enjoy Record Enrollments

January 6th, 2019|

As featured in the January 2019 Accelerate Magazine: Mike ShielsDean of the School of Applied Technologies, Waukesha County Technical College When the economy is strong, jobs are plentiful and college enrollments are steady. When the unemployment rate is high, people tend to go back to school and enrollments rise. In Waukesha County Technical College’s School [...]

Superintendent/President Roundtable: Manufacturing

November 1st, 2018|

Our quarterly superintendent/president roundtable met on Wednesday, October 31 to discuss the future of the manufacturing industry with Tom Fotsch, chief operating officer for EmbedTek in Waukesha. Read more here. We're bringing in presidents and superintendents of school districts around Waukesha County to build partnerships and meet the workforce needs of Waukesha County's four high-growth [...]

Interactive, hands-on activities get students excited about careers in the skilled trades

October 22nd, 2018|

On Thursday, October 18, more than 1,000 middle and high school students in Waukesha County attended the Alliance's 4th annual M.A.D.E. Career Pathways Expo at Waukesha County Technical College to learn more about careers in the manufacturing, automotive, design, engineering and construction industries. This was our biggest career expo to date. 35 local employers were [...]

Leveraging the TechHire program to meet your tech talent needs

October 11th, 2018|

By: Laura Catherman, Director, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor awarded nearly $150 million in H-1B TechHire Partnership grants to 39 partnerships providing services in 25 states. These grants provide employment and training assistance to train workers with the skills required for well-paying middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs.

Developing future-ready students in the Pewaukee School District

October 11th, 2018|

By: Mike Cady, PhD, superintendent of the Pewaukee School District. Over the past year the Pewaukee School District (PSD) has been able to successfully implement Academic Career Planning (ACP) practices with our students at the middle and high school levels.

Inspiring Waukesha County Students

October 11th, 2018|

By: Susan Koehn, Director, Talent Initiatives, Milwaukee7. As southeast Wisconsin continues to grow, talent is needed to drive economic growth. Today, workers are in short supply to replace retiring baby boomers and fill new jobs created, even using modest economic forecasts. Employers at the forefront of competition for scarce talent are asking for help getting in front of young people and their influencers earlier, while career decisions are being made.