Health Care

The Alliance’s health care collaborative works to connect southeast Wisconsin’s health care providers and area students – the future workforce. The health care industry is facing a workforce shortage, coupled with an aging baby boomer population that will increase the demand for health care. According to the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Center, health care sectors in just those three counties face an average employment increase of 16.2% by the year 2022, or an additional 13,000 workers.

The Alliance’s health care collaborative works to bridge that gap through a variety of programs:

  • Schools2Skills™ Health Care tours – Launched in 2018, Schools2Skills™ Health Care gives Waukesha County high schools the opportunity to go inside the doors of health care companies right here in southeast Wisconsin. Schools2Skills™ Health Care is dedicated to educating students about all the career pathways available in the health care industry.
  • Careers Uncovered – Careers Uncovered is a new program designed to help Waukesha County educators learn more about the career pathways offered in Waukesha County’s key industries. Educators visit a local company to learn about the career pathways available in the industry, tour the company and network with employees from all areas of business operations and have a roundtable discussion with company leadership. The experience concludes with educators working together to reflect and put together an action plan to apply the knowledge they gained to assist with the academic and career planning process.
  • Discover Health Care Expo – The Discover Health Care Expo is an annual career expo that brings in 600 high school students to learn about career opportunities and pathways in health care.

If you’re interested in learning more about this group, contact the Alliance.

Schools2Skills™ celebrates 10 years of providing students with tours of local businesses

Originating as a way to connect superintendents and teachers with local manufacturers, Schools2Skills™ quickly evolved into a platform for educating students about the career opportunities in manufacturing. Schools2Skills™ gives middle and high school students tours of local manufacturers to see firsthand the innovative and advanced technology available right here in southeast Wisconsin. To date, over 3,600 students have attended Schools2Skills™ […]

Ramping up business education partnerships

Now that area students are one month in to the 2019-20 school year, the Alliance is officially kicking off our school year business and education programs.

Addressing the workforce issue

As part of a comprehensive strategy to address the workforce issue, the Waukesha County Business Alliance is working to connect businesses and educational institutions. It’s important for us to work together to make sure students are both college- AND career-ready after high school graduation. Click here to watch the video. This video was originally shown […]

Connecting Counselors

Our first Connecting Counselors program was on Wednesday, April 10. Connecting Counselors is a complimentary networking program for educators in southeast Wisconsin. Middle and high school counselors have the opportunity to learn about one new post-secondary program/degree available to students that supports the in-demand industries of manufacturing, construction, health care and information technology. The “speed […]

Learning about careers in health care

Nearly 600 middle and high school students in Waukesha County joined us at Carroll University for the Many Futures in Health Care Career Pathways Expo. 

Addressing workforce needs

The Waukesha County Business Alliance is creating new programs and expanding existing ones to address workforce needs in Waukesha County’s four high-growth industries: manufacturing, health care, construction/skilled trades and information technology.

Health Care Committee

Sarah Butz

ProHealth Care

Kerri Ackerman

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

David Addington

LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin

Melissa Baxter

Carroll University

Kathy Bernaden

Three Pillars Senior Living Communities

Bob Best

Laureate Group Senior Communities

Alex Bielinski

Mueller QAAS, LLC

Gabrielle Burnitz

ProHealth Care

Glen Choban

Capri Senior Communities

Andy Dresang

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Rick Gibbs

Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann

Jane Hopp

Carroll University

Linda Joel

LindenGrove Communities

Brenda King

School District of Arrowhead UHS

Pam Krysiak

LindenGrove Communities

Christy Nyemeck

Herzing University

Julie Okoro

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

John Pritchett

Waukesha County Technical College

Dr. Breyan Radeck

Pure Chiropractic & Wellness

Renee Ramirez

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, Inc.

Amanda Reedy

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Kurt Rich

HNI Risk Services, Inc.

Lisa Roberts

Waukesha County Health & Human Services Department

Mary Ellen Roberts

LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin

Kevin Scott

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Matt Seitz

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Sam Smith

Capri Senior Communities

Sandy Stearns

Waukesha County Technical College

Jennifer Tarcin

School District of Menomonee Falls

Lisa Weisman

Concordia University Wisconsin