DEVELOPING THE TALENT NECESSARY TO DRIVE BUSINESS GROWTH (AND VICE VERSA)
Through collaboration between the business community and the state’s educational institutions, investment in our communities, and engagement with young people seeking career and personal fulfillment, Wisconsin is attracting and retaining skilled workers whose ambition and talent drive the state’s economy. Wisconsin’s 26 UW-System schools, including the UW-Madison, 24 independent colleges and universities, and 16 technical colleges produce inquisitive, highly-qualified workers whose skills align with high-demand fields across a broad range of industries. The result is a productive workforce that supports business growth and innovation.
WEDC supports workforce development in Wisconsin not only by investing in skills training programs, but also by promoting the unique opportunities our state offers for people to succeed both professionally and personally.
Through the Fab Labs Grant Program, schools receive funding for high-tech manufacturing equipment to provide real-world skills training to students while also providing production services to community businesses.
Statewide web-based platform that directly connects area businesses to their future talent pool through online profiles, virtual career coaches and career-based activities.
Promoting Wisconsin as an ideal location to pursue one’s passions.
YPWeek taps and channels the passion Wisconsin’s young professionals bring to the workplace to help build and sustain Wisconsin’s strong workforce and high quality of life.
WEDC SUCCESS STORIES
Having outgrown its existing facility in northern Illinois, Vonco Products has relocated to a new facility in Kenosha County to better meet its needs and expected double-digit growth. Read MoreRead Story
HARIBO has selected Kenosha County as the site of its first manufacturing facility in North America and attracting the company to Wisconsin aligns with WEDC’s proactive foreign direct investment strategy. Read MoreRead Story
After considering other U.S. locations, Remedy Analytics, which uses proprietary analytics technology to help self-insured employers reduce prescription benefit costs, opted to expand its operations in southeastern Wisconsin. Read MoreRead Story