Retain

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 retain talent and skill up our current workforce. Whether by 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 his or her full potential.

  1. Expand the Alliance’s Young Professionals of Waukesha County group to build a community of YPs in our area.
  2. Promote the Alliance’s Leadership Waukesha County program to develop business professionals’ leadership skills.
  3. Connect Waukesha County employers with organizations that reskill and support residents from the inner city of Milwaukee, such as The Joseph Project,  Mindful Staffing Solutions and more.
  4. Support innovative employee retention programs, such as Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development’s Employer Resource Network  pilot.
  5. Educate employers on benefits and opportunities for employing individuals with disabilities/special needs.
  6. Connect businesses to WOW for incumbent worker training and on-the-job training assistance and support WOW job fairs in the fall and spring.

Alliance Partners in FlexRide Launch

Government, business, nonprofit, and other leaders came together on March 9 to celebrate the launch of FlexRide Milwaukee. FlexRide Milwaukee is helping people who take city buses get to their jobs more easily. The Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Amanda Payne was recently interviewed by CBS58 to discuss the program along with other partners. Amanda […]

‘Connecting Counselors’ Brings Together K-12 & Higher Education Counselors

The Alliance was delighted to host Kettle Moraine High School, Catholic Memorial High School and Wisconsin Lutheran High School for Connecting Counselors last week. This program brings together K-12 school counselors and higher education individuals to connect about the many programs/areas of study available to students after high school. Specific areas highlighted at the most […]

Alliance Welcomes Talent Development Coordinator

Please join the Alliance in welcoming Courtney Long as Talent Development Coordinator! In her role, Courtney will support the Alliance’s business education programming to further address the workforce challenges facing our region. Courtney comes to the Alliance with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She most recently served […]

Alliance Presents at Eau Claire Chamber’s Workforce Solutions Summit

Last week, Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke presented at the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce’s annual Workforce Solutions Summit. The event showcased best practices from around the state and Robyn had the opportunity to share the value of a workforce development strategy and building a talent pipeline. The Alliance is incredibly proud of […]

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 […]