Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3, 2016
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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Governor Proclaims November as Career Development Month in Wisconsin
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed November 2016 as Career Development Month in Wisconsin to highlight career development services that contribute to Wisconsin's economy by preparing adults and youth across the state for in-demand occupations to fill current and future job openings with a robust talent pipeline.
"Wisconsin is investing in proactive strategies to address the critical and growing need for skilled workers across industries throughout the state now and in the future," said Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen. "Throughout November, DWD will highlight training initiatives that are helping workers at Wisconsin businesses obtain career advancement opportunities and preparing our youth to enter the workforce."
Examples of DWD's career development strategies include:
- Launching mobile-friendly employment tools available on
JobCenterofWisconsin.com, Wisconsin's online public labor
exchange that connects employers with job seekers at no cost 24
hours a day. Enhancements integrate career development services
with advanced skills matching features and real-time labor
market data to help businesses and citizens make informed
- Developing a bridge between the state's model Youth
Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs to connect
work-based learning programs and provide high school students
with a seamless transition into apprenticeship training and
employment in good-paying, high demand jobs.
- Partnering with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to coordinate Academic and Career Planning (ACP) resources that assist Wisconsin schools with helping students and their families plan academic and career exploration activities and prepare to enter the workforce. State law requires every school board to provide ACP services to all students in grades six through 12 by the 2017-18 school year.