Reports & Resources

Below are various external reports and resources from the Office of Skills Development on topics of interest to the Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative.

WFF Grants

Round 1 Grant Award Summary
The Round 1 Award Summary contains a brief description of each application approved during the first round of Wisconsin Fast Forward grant program announcements.

Annual Report

Wisconsin Fast Forward 2013 Annual Report
This first annual report of Wisconsin Fast Forward reviews the program activities since Governor Walker signed the $15 million worker training initiative into law in March 2013. The law requires DWD to submit to the Governor and key Legislative leaders an annual report of activities through the most recent fiscal year.

External Research

Wisconsin Economic Future Study
We are committed to business. We are a state that is driven to succeed, and we have the can-do spirit to achieve our goals and raise our economic competitiveness by focusing on our unique strengths.

External Research

The Road Ahead: Restoring Wisconsin’s Workforce Development
This report will provide a comprehensive review of the background and current issues pertaining to workforce development in wisconsin, with a specific focus on the phenomena commonly referred to as the "skills gap."

External Research

Be Bold 2
BE BOLD II, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.'s 2010-11 strategic initiative, offered recommendations that have transformed and energized economic development in Wisconsin, including the creation of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the retooling of Wisconsin's economic incentives, the development of a state marketing program and the identification of a statewide inventory of certified sites for business development.