Attract

We believe there are three tenets that make up a comprehensive workforce development strategy: developing our future workforce through partnerships with educational institutions, attracting new talent to our area and retaining and skilling up our existing workforce.

We work to attract talent to our area and show why southeast Wisconsin is a great place to work, live and play.

  1. Gather data on where Waukesha County companies source talent to help inform a talent attraction strategy for the county.
  2. Support the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) campaign to attract veterans to live and work in Wisconsin.
  3. Support Waukesha County’s Neighborhoods Initiative to develop life cycle housing in the county.
  4. Promote WEDC’s “Think. Make. Happen.” campaign to market Wisconsin to residents of other states.
  5. Participate in YPWeek 2019 to showcase Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin to young professionals.
  6. Develop and promote collateral to showcase the benefits of living, working and playing in Waukesha County and our region.

Alliance Announces Schools2Skills™ Scholarship Recipients

The Waukesha County Business Alliance is proud to announce that four students at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) will be the recipients of the Alliance’s Schools2Skills™ Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. The Schools2Skills™ Scholarship is given through the WCTC Foundation with its primary purpose to promote education related to manufacturing jobs. The scholarship specifically recognizes WCTC […]

Alliance Continues to Strengthen Statewide Talent Partnerships

The Alliance continues to collaborate with counties across the state to strengthen talent partnerships. Most recently, Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke represented the Milwaukee 7 region at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Career Readiness event. In addition, Robyn presented at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s (WEDA) annual Workforce and Economic Development Conference […]

Ramping Up Business Education Partnerships

Now that students are almost two months into the 2021-2022 school year, the Alliance is excited to provide an update on our business education programming which has ramped up for the school year. Below represents just a portion of the programs we’ve hosted over the last several weeks. Careers Uncovered: VJS Construction Services opened its […]

Fall Leadership Waukesha County Cohort Kicks Off

Another session of Leadership Waukesha County is officially underway! The fall cohort will spend the next 10 weeks gaining tools, processes and inspiration to enhance their leadership skills to be effective leaders in the community and their careers. Thank you to Ruekert & Mielke for hosting the cohort’s orientation day and to CentroMotion for providing […]

Alliance hosts workforce roundtable

The Alliance hosted more than 25 CEOs for a roundtable discussion with state leaders yesterday on the critical topic of workforce and hiring. Waukesha County business leaders were joined by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Missy Hughes, Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Amy […]

Alliance Joins 50 Chambers in Calling For End of $300 Federal Unemployment Benefit

The Alliance joined 50 chambers of commerce from across the state – including Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber – in sending a letter to Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers urging them to end federal pandemic related unemployment benefit programs that are contributing to Wisconsin’s workforce shortage, and instead use American Rescue Plan funds […]