Preparing tomorrow’s workforce today

Right now, high school seniors are not only preparing to graduate, but also considering their next steps.

As the economy’s shape changes around shifting core industries in Green Bay and the Fox Cities, opportunities emerge that form a future vision of the New North. During this time, we all would do well to find out what we need to succeed.

Whether you are in high school or changing careers, entering a college program or uncertain of your future, STUFF magazine has something to offer you.

In our work at BizTimes Media with the leaders of Wisconsin’s key industries, we keep our ears open. And one thing we’ve consistently heard from the vibrant manufacturing, building and construction sectors is that they need more workers. Not just bodies for labor, but skilled workers with the desire to learn in an ever-changing, high-tech environment.

In the pages of STUFF, you’ll see some great stories about the manufacturing and construction sectors and the stuff they make and build. Young people are finding incredible career paths in these industries. Between the stories and the company profiles, this magazine highlights several of them.

We went out and talked to some of the people working on the issue. They told us that to get these in-demand jobs, a four-year degree is great, but a two-year technical diploma will launch you into the workforce, as well. And you can even do both. We hope the information we provide in our magazine about work and life beyond high school will give you some ideas and inspiration going forward.

BizTimes gathered the information to shine a light on the important issue of workforce development in Wisconsin. In the process, we discovered some amazing resources revolutionizing academic career planning and hiring.

Whether you’re a student looking to develop a career or a parent, teacher or business leader looking to learn more, I encourage you to spend some time with STUFF. Best wishes on your learning and career search journey.

Dan Meyer
Founder and publisher
BizTimes Media

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Dan Meyer, a graduate of Marquette University, founded BizTimes in 1995 and has been in the publishing industry for 33 years. He’s had the privilege to work with great team members who have been integral in the growth of BizTimes Media. Dan likes to spend time fishing in Northern Wisconsin, traveling, playing golf with friends and spending time with his wife Kate and four children Maredithe, Brian, Daniel and Margo.

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