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Governor Evers signs higher education credit transfer bill

November 22nd, 2019|

The Alliance is proud to announce that Governor Evers signed Assembly Bill 189 - streamlining the credit transfer between the University of Wisconsin system and Wisconsin technical colleges and universities. The Alliance’s Education Policy Committee publicly supported the bill via letters of support to legislators and committee chairs, and in-person testimony during a public hearing [...]

Impact of TIF investments on economic development

November 21st, 2019|

To drive economic growth and enhance the work of the Waukesha County Center for Growth, the Alliance advocates for local, state and federal policies that support economic development, foster business growth and allow Wisconsin to remain competitive with other states. The Alliance’s 2020 policy priorities include advocating for tax and regulatory measures that promote business expansion and retention and [...]

Alliance supports worker safety and energy security bill signed by Governor Evers

November 21st, 2019|

The Alliance has worked with a broad coalition to support Assembly Bill 426 (Worker Safety and Energy Security Act), which passed the Senate and the Assembly and was signed by Governor Evers on November 20, 2019.   In recent years, critical infrastructure worksites in the Midwest have seen millions of dollars of construction equipment set [...]

Talent Attraction: Wisconsin Gaining Population from Migration

November 18th, 2019|

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 [...]

Schools2Skills™ takes students through the doors of health care facilities

November 18th, 2019|

In just one week, the Alliance's Schools2Skills™ tours took students through the doors of two health care facilities in Waukesha County. Nearly 50 middle school students had the opportunity to visit either Oak Hill Terrace or Community Memorial Hospital. Schools2Skills™ tours give students an inside look at the world of health care, exposing them to [...]

Alliance supports higher education credit transfer bill now on Evers’ desk

November 8th, 2019|

The Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 189, led by State Rep. Scott Allen, (R-Waukesha), on Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Tony Evers for signing. The bill is intended to streamline credit transfer between the University of Wisconsin system, Wisconsin technical colleges, private colleges and universities, and tribal schools. Currently there are two credit transfer [...]

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

November 4th, 2019|

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™ [...]

800+ Students Visit 2019 M.A.D.E Expo

October 30th, 2019|

In support of Manufacturing Month, the Waukesha County Business Alliance was proud to host over 800 middle and high school students at the 2019 M.A.D.E. Career Expo. The interactive expo gives students the opportunity to learn about career pathways in manufacturing from area companies. As the number one contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, manufacturing produces more [...]