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01.26.11Convener Network Videoconference Spotlights Strengthening Employer Involvement
The Wisconsin Industry Partnerships held the second Convener Network Learning Series videoconference on January 26, 2011. Building on the peer network connections established in the first videoconference in October 2010, this two-hour event drew on the experiences of the conveners to highlight key insights on employer engagement . . . read more
12.08.10Employer Participation in Industry Partnerships the Focus of December Academy
The "Employer Engagement in Industry Partnerships" workshop drew over 70 people on December 8. The workshop focused on strategies for enlisting and sustaining greater employer participation in sector-based collaborations . . . read more
10.06.10Wisconsin Industry Partnerships Inaugurates Convener Network
The Wisconsin Industry Partnerships held its first "Caucus of Conveners" learning series on October 6, 2010. The two-hour video conference was meant to help with the formation and management of employer-driven partnerships to provide worker training focused on the industry sector and move regional economies forward. . . read more
09.15.10Cross-agency discussion at the Industry Partnerships workshop
The Industry Partnerships and System Reform for State Employees workshop was held in Madison on September 15, 2010. The workshop, a follow-up to the February 2010 workshop, was hosted by DWD and COWS to provide a forum for state agency staff to learn about and discuss the impact of industry partnerships on Wisconsin’s workforce . . . read more
09.09.10Governor Announces $296,997 Industry Partnership Grant
On Thursday, September 9, Governor Doyle announced a $296,997 Industry Partnership grant to fund training for agriculture and agribusiness workers throughout Wisconsin . . . read more
08.25.10Sec.Gassman Announces over $570,000 in Industry Partnership Grants
On Wednesday, August 25, Secretary Gassman visited Flambeau River Papers in Park Falls to announce a $463,488 Wisconsin Industry Partnership grant to train workers for biofuel production. Later in the day, Secretary Gassman visited Wausau Paper in Rhinelander to announce a $112,760 Industry Partnership grant to train workers in advanced manufacturing. The visits were part of Governor Doyle’s annual "Up North" Tour . . . read more
08.20.10Sec. Gassman Announces $151,000 Training Grant to North Central Workforce Board
On Friday, August 20, Secretary Gassman visited the Antigo campus of Northcentral Technical College (NTC), where she announced a $151,830 Wisconsin Industry Partnership grant to train workers for the north central region’s transportation sector. The visit was part of Governor Doyle's annual "Up North" Tour . . . read more
07.08.10Governor Doyle announces $3 million for Industry Partnership Grants
As part of a $4.55 million investment in worker training, Governor Doyle allocated an additional $3 million for industry partnership grants for convening and training initiatives throughout the state . . . read more
07.08.10$444,961 Industry Partnership training grant awarded in Milwaukee
Governor Doyle, along with DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman, awarded a $444,961 training grant to the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board to build green skills among five trades . . . read more
07.08.10Industry Partnership convening grants of $97,819 awarded throughout Wisconsin
Five convening grants of $97,819 were awarded to promote alignment of energy industry needs with the SAGE grant activities, and a sixth convening grant of $11,000 was awarded on 07.15.10 . . . read more
06.30.10Labor conference shares information about workforce resources
On June 29-30, over 100 labor leaders from across Wisconsin gathered in Madison to discuss ways to better connect with state-level resources to address training and skills challenges . . . read more
06.22.10$25,000 health care convening grant awarded to Northland Works
The convening grant will allow Northland Works, which consists of 17 counties in northwest Wisconsin and neighboring Minnesota, to develop a comprehensive proposal to meet the growing demand for skills workers in health-related occupations . . . read more
05.20.10Practical suggestions and strategic discussions pervaded May Academy
An overflow crowd gathered in Madison on May 19, 2010, to learn more about how to form industry partnerships and build bridges to career pathways. This Academy was hosted to deliver practical tools and first-hand experiences . . . read more
05.13.10Industry Partnerships advance Wisconsin's economy & strengthen the workforce
Industry Partnerships are designed to facilitate and build an education and training system that is responsive to and driven by the needs of employers and workers. It goes hand-in-hand with Career Pathways that provide the routes for workers to gain the very skills sought by employers ... read more
04.14.10May Academy to explore lessons learned in forming partnerships
The next Academy focuses on "Building Industry Partnerships and Incorporating Career Pathways and Bridges." Held on May 19, 2010, the session will feature Julie Strawn of CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) ... read more
03.17.10March Academy reinforced industry partnerships for workforce strength
On March 16, 2010, the 2010 Wisconsin Industry Partnerships Academy was hosted by DWD and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS). The academy session was designed to focus on the importance of making industry partnerships work ... read more
02.05.10First Wisconsin Industry Partnerships Academy Promotes Inter-Agency Discussion
Staff from multiple state agencies participated in the Wisconsin Industry Partnerships workshop on February 5, 2010 to learn about the implementation of Industry Partnerships in state-wide workforce development ... read more