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.

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 […]

2021 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 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 […]

Alliance Hosts Superintendent / President Roundtables

Over the last month, the Alliance has hosted superintendent / president roundtables for business leaders to hear from Waukesha County Technical College President Rich Barnhouse and School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert. The Alliance welcomes future opportunities to connect the business community with our education partners.

Recognizing Career and Technical Education Month

As our region continues to rebuild and recover, workforce development efforts to develop, attract and retain talent remains a top priority for the Alliance. As we celebrate Career & Technical Education (CTE) month, we want to remind members of the importance of the collaboration between education and business to fill future talent pipeline needs. The […]