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
Gourmet Foods International
Colbert Packaging Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Wisconsin rose to the top of Solomon Corp.’s list for a location for a new manufacturing plant thanks to our access to transportation and logistics networks, skilled workforce and more. Read MoreRead Story
When Gourmet Foods International was looking for its first Midwest location, it selected Wisconsin so the company could reach the Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis markets with ease. Read MoreRead Story
In relocating its flexographic packaging operation and related warehousing services from northern Illinois, Colbert Packaging Corp. selected a Kenosha site for its proximity to the Interstate and major transportation hubs. Read MoreRead Story