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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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Governor Scott Walker Proclaims September as Workforce Development Month

Madison – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month. The month highlights the state’s workforce development programs that provide Wisconsin workers and students with the tools they need to obtain family-supporting jobs that contribute to bolstering Wisconsin’s economy.

"Workforce Development Month is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our success in bridging the skills gap," Governor Scott Walker said. "While we’ve made great strides, our work is not yet complete. The key to Wisconsin’s continued success lies in a strong and talented workforce. As we continue to invest in workforce development programs, we will target areas where the skills gap still exists, and ensure that employers are able to hire Wisconsin workers who are equipped with the skills they need to succeed."

"Manufacturers, healthcare providers, aerospace leaders, construction builders, and IT trailblazers from across the state have expressed to me their need to have skilled workers to grow their business," said Secretary Reggie Newson. "Governor Walker’s investments in Wisconsin's workforce have reinforced our state’s talent development system as nimble, innovative, robust, and ready to assist all employers, job seekers, educators, and other stakeholders in filling their industry need to improve Wisconsin’s economy."

DWD is Wisconsin's lead talent development agency, working with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Technical College System, Department of Public Instruction, University of Wisconsin (UW) System, Wisconsin Workforce Development Association, Wisconsin's 11 workforce development boards, and other stakeholders to equip Wisconsin’s workforce with the skills needed for in-demand careers.

Throughout the month of September, DWD leaders and regional workforce partners will recognize Workforce Development Month through a variety of events, including:

You can find more information about your local workforce development board here, and Governor Walker's Workforce Development Month proclamation is attached.

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