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.

  1. Create a model to get educators into businesses and provide them with information on career clusters and current career pathways in Waukesha County through the Educators in Business Action Team.
  2. Implement a college and career readiness measurement framework for Waukesha County school districts to assess K-12 workforce skills development through the Countywide Report Card Action Team.
  3. Expand employer collaboratives in the construction/skilled trades, IT and health care industries, similar to the Manufacturing Alliance, to help those industries address their needs for skilled talent.
  4. Support the MADE (Manufacturing, Automotive, Design and Engineering) model for the School District of Waukesha to strengthen business/education partnerships and encourage students to consider careers in those industries. Expand the model to other districts.
  5. Expose students to the many career opportunities available in Waukesha County by hosting the MADE Career Pathways Expo, the Many Futures in Health Care Career Expo and Schools2SkillsTM tours.
  6. Support the Milwaukee 7’s “GROW HERE” campaign by encouraging businesses and educational institutions to participate in career-based learning experiences.
  7. Work with post-secondary institutions to ensure their programs and curricula meet the talent needs of area employers.
  8. Promote and expand youth apprenticeship, dual enrollment and internship opportunities with local businesses.

Education Steering Council

Rick Kalscheuer

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Marikris Coryell

Vice Chair
Triton Trailers Inc

Rosemary Bartkowiak

Stanek Tool LLC

Mark Beilman

Precision Plus, Inc.

Donna Bembenek

Catholic Memorial High School

Nicole Berlowski

ProHealth Care

Steve Bialek

Carroll University

Joe Bitter

River Run Computers Inc

Laura Catherman

Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Inc.

Mary Ellen Comp


David Dineen

Fairchild Equipment

Sherry Douglas

SEEK Careers/Staffing

Toni Gundersen

CJ & Associates, Inc.

Mark Hansen

School District of Elmbrook

Larry Harvey

Tailored Label Products, Inc.

Brian Hillstrom

Johnson Financial Group

Nate Hoffman

Carrus Group

Susan Koehn

Milwaukee 7

Rick Krauthoefer

First Business Bank

Nick Kroll

Aries Industries Inc.

Dave Merrick

Mortenson Construction

Joseph Miotke

DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC

Jim Morgan

MRA – The Management Association

Paul Nobile

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Vicki Pinnow

Waukesha Metal Products

Ron Russ

School District of Merton

John Schiraj

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County

Kevin Scott

DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC

Michael Sekula

Inpro Corporation

J.P. Zvesper

Jacsten Holdings LLC