Workforce Development

Waukesha County is leading the charge in addressing the workforce issue. In December 2018, the Milwaukee Business Journal referred to the Waukesha County  Business Alliance as “the business group that has been among the leaders in recent years in addressing the skills gap issue for southeastern Wisconsin manufacturers and other businesses.”

Working together with business leaders, educational leaders, public officials and other community advocates, we’ve created action teams and employer collaboratives to ensure that we’re coming up with the most comprehensive solutions.

We believe three tenets make up a strong workforce development strategy: 1. developing our future workforce through partnerships with educational institutions; 2. attracting new talent to our area; and 3. retaining and skilling up our existing workforce. We are focused on supporting Waukesha County’s four high-growth, driver industries: manufacturing, health care, construction/skilled trades and information technology.

We’re proud we can show, time and again, that we listen to the needs of our member businesses. Until our members have all the employees they need, we will keep working to build a pipeline of skilled talent in southeast Wisconsin.

Click to download our workforce development strategy.

Click to read about the advocacy work we’re doing to support policies that enhance workforce development efforts.


Develop

Develop

We work to develop our future workforce by partnering with K-12 and post-secondary institutions to expose students to all the career opportunities in Waukesha County.

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Attract

Attract

We work to attract talent to our area and show why Waukesha County and our region is a great place to work, live and play.

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Retain

Retain

We work to retain talent and skill up our current workforce. Whether it be providing resources to help those already employed get ahead or providing opportunities to the unemployed, we want to ensure everyone in our area is contributing to our economy and reaching their full potential.

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