Department of Workforce Development
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201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
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Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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DWD Releases 2013 Manufacturing Month Report: Partners Begin Planning Process for 2014 Manufacturing Month Celebration

Commemoration will highlight Wisconsin's manufacturing industry; showcase career opportunities

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and partnering organizations have kicked off the planning process for the 2014 celebration of Manufacturing Month, to be proclaimed by Governor Scott Walker for October of this year.

Since 2012, Governor Walker has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, which is the first Friday in October and is celebrated nationally. During Manufacturing Month, Wisconsin manufacturing businesses, technical colleges, and other partners open their doors to students and members of the public. This may include tours, open houses, and other events designed to show the great career opportunities that are available to individuals in manufacturing.

The 2013 Manufacturing Month Annual Report showcases the combined efforts of DWD with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Technical College System, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other state cabinet agencies to coordinate additional events and to promote the role of each partner in supporting Wisconsin's manufacturing sector.

The report also highlights activities by Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Kleefisch, and others during the month to raise awareness of different career pathways that are available to students in the manufacturing industry, including IT, purchasing, accounting, finance, human resources and engineering.

Highlights of the annual report include:

2013 Manufacturing Month Annual Report