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.

High School Students Attend Mini Business World at Carroll University

Last week, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Foundation hosted Mini Business World at Carroll University. The goal of the program is to provide students with a stronger understanding of what it takes to start a business, the power of the free enterprise system, and ultimately leave with a […]

Alliance participates in roundtable on FlexRide expansion

Last week, the Alliance participated in a Workforce Innovation Grant roundtable discussion on FlexRide. The roundtable was hosted at Alliance member company Scan-Pac, in conjunction with MobiliSE, and included Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; Amy Pechacek, Department of Workforce Development secretary-designee and Craig Thompson, secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation […]

2022 Waukesha County Award Winners

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the winners for the 2022 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations which have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to work, play and […]

2022 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the five winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program. These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking steps today to build a […]

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 […]