The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched the Construction Alliance, a platform for construction and skilled trades companies to share ideas, encourage innovation and target new talent.
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 [...]
More than 30 manufacturing HR leaders attended the Alliance’s Manufacturing HR Excellence program on February 6 to learn about “10 Steps to Assess your Employment Branding Practices” from experts Andie Gebert, Michael Best Workplace Solutions, and Laura Fischer, Sikich LLP.
The legislature officially kicked off in January with several new Waukesha County legislators as well as a new “divided government” between the Governor’s office and state Senate and Assembly. Read more about legislative leaders’ priorities. To learn more about state and federal policies and politics, register for the Alliance’s State and Federal Policy Briefing on [...]
Jeff Hoffman is a principal at Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke and a public member of the Legislative Study committee on Property Tax Assessment Practices. He is also on the Alliance's policy board, infrastructure committee and board of directors. This blog originally ran in BizTimes Milwaukee. Click here to read it on BizTimes.com. Milwaukee Biz Blog: [...]
The Alliance’s Infrastructure Policy Committee will meet with DOT Secretary Craig Thompson on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to discussion transportation funding and priorities. Two of the Alliance’s 2019 policy priorities include advocating for statewide, sustainable, long-term transportation funding solutions and advocating for completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street.
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 of Applied Technologies, there has been a bit of a paradigm shift. The unemployment rate in the United States in October 2018 remained at a low 3.7 percent, but enrollment in our applied technologies programs soared.
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.
On January 22, the Alliance participated in the Waukesha County Neighborhoods Initiative Visioning Session, along with a group of 40 other industry leaders.
On Thursday, January 24, more than 800 fifth through eighth graders came to Milwaukee Tool for the first annual Kids Building Wisconsin – Waukesha Expo.