MANUFACTURING & Construction 

industry partnerships in wisconsin

Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
Manufacturing Industry

The Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board will coordinate the Manufacturing Industry Partnership and develop manufacturing marketing materials geared towards high students,implement a web-based interactive career exploration tool for middle and high school students, and host an event introducing youth to manufacturing.


Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin

The Workforce Development Boards of South Central WI, Dodge County Manufacturing Council and Moraine Park Technical College will increase awareness of career pathways within the Advanced Manufacturing industry, and develop a proto-type of an outreach campaign.  The project will build on work completed by the Northeast Manufacturing Alliance and West Central Gold Collar Career consortium.


Construction Industry

 The Workforce Development Board of South Central WI and AGC of Wisconsin and the area Building Trades Council will develop a 5-month campaign to expose students, counselors, teachers and parents in 16 school districts to high-growth high-wage careers available in the construction trades and through apprenticeships.  Additionally, the Board will develop a "cook book" that details how to run a Trade Up Campaign, with templates that can be shared for replication statewide.
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board

The project will provide an increased understanding of manufacturing sector training needs, broaden outreach to employers, identify sub-sector specific training needs, and assist technical college partners in identifying upcoming training needs.  Through employer meetings, the WOW, MAWIB, and SW Workforce Development Boards will identify training and workforce development needs common to manufacturing employers, current career pathways, specialized skills and emerging equipment and production trends.
​Bay Area Workforce Development Board

The project will fund a nationally recognized speaker to present the topic of integrating the Millennial generation into the regional workforce - specifically, to address a key challenge in adapting business management to successfully integrate the new wave of Millennial workers into our economy in the manufacturing sector.
Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board will develop a two, day-long events, to expose youth to manufacturing careers with local tours of manufacturing facilities, research the feasibility for a three-day summer event, and convene, coordinate and conduct meetings and presentations.


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Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board


The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board will convene the manufacturing industry partnership to develop a training plan that identifies employer-required skills and suggestions for new training pathways to fulfill employer skills requirements.  The industry partnership will assist in developing a training curriculum based on employer needs.