Resources for students, schools & employers

STUFF 2017

We’ve gathered a sampling of the plethora of resources available for students, educators and employers of tomorrow’s workforce. Our focus is on impact programs of note in manufacturing and trade careers in southeastern Wisconsin.

Thank you to the WEDC, DWD, DPI, WCBA and WCTC for their assistance in compiling this list.

STUFF for high school students

Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship program is nationally recognized.

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies individual goals, education and training, and career pathways.

Milwaukee NARI Foundation
Scholarships for students in the home improvement and remodeling industry.

A partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy
Trains high school seniors in high-demand fields while earning college credits through WCTC.

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs
Provides college and career readiness programs, resources and support for young adults.

Wisconsin’s Youth Course Options
High school juniors and seniors can attend a Wisconsin postsecondary institution for high school and college credit at no cost.

Youth Apprenticeship
For high school students who want hands-on learning in an occupational area at a worksite, along with classroom instruction.

STUFF for career planning

Career Cruising
Interactive career guidance and pathways planning tool for K-12 Wisconsin students.

Career InfoNet
Career change information.

Career Outlook
Government-provided data and information on occupations and industries, pay and benefits.

Career Planning for Youth
Various career assessments focused on youth.

Employ Milwaukee
Resources for job-seekers, as well as employers.

Job Center of Wisconsin
Current job openings as reported by employers throughout Wisconsin.

Job Up Wisconsin
Answers to questions on career planning, marketing yourself, job search and emotional support.

My Skills My Future
Compare careers, find training and search for jobs.

O*Net OnLine
Job and skills search tools.

Quintessential Careers
Articles on job search, salary negotiation, job/career advice.

Advice, tips, and articles for students to assist in getting hired.

Wisconsin AHEC Health Careers
Information on health careers in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin TechConnect
Statewide online employment system for Wisconsin Technical College System students and graduates.

Job search and employment information for the state of Wisconsin.

STUFF for employers

Business Associations

Kenosha Area Business Alliance

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Partnership

Ozaukee County Economic Development Council

Racine County Economic Development Corporation

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

Washington County Workforce Alliance

Waukesha County Business Alliance

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Other Useful Organizations

Dynamic Workforce Solutions
Workforce training, consulting, management and administrative services.

Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment
Assists the governor in creating innovative approaches to developing Wisconsin’s workforce.

Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE)
Programming that convenes corporations, universities and colleges, and talent networks.

Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council
Partners with affiliated local unions, community organizations, construction associations and industry leaders to promote the growth of the union construction industry.

Society for Human Resource Management
Provider of resources serving human resource management professionals.

Workforce Solutions
Provides dynamic services that produce work-ready employees for business and community growth.

Workforce Training Grants
Training grants for businesses.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Labor market info for the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction – Academic Career Planning
Equips students with tools to make informed choices about postsecondary education and training.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
State economic development organization.

Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants
Training grants for businesses.

STUFF for educators

Be the Spark program through MMAC

Fab Lab Grants
Funds to buy equipment used for fabrication instruction by elementary, middle, junior or high school students.

Future Ready Schools
Helps K-12 school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies.

GPS Education Partners
Manufacturing-specific, statewide Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship program.

Pathways Wisconsin
Education and training beyond high school, including early work experience, skills development and postsecondary credentials.

Project Lead the Way
Provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S.

Schools2Skills through the WCBA

Higher ed STUFF

Technical Colleges

Gateway Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Moraine Park Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College

Engineering Programs

College of Engineering andApplied Science

Engineering at Carthage College

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Opus College of Engineering

UW Parkside Engineering Major

Special University Programs

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
For student entrepreneurs, faculty, community business partners and others to work on building new enterprises.

Milwaukee School of Engineering Youth Options Program
Enables students from area high schools to pursue college coursework at MSOE.

Marquette University’s Center for Supply Chain Management
Trains students through real-world experience and applied learning in business and manufacturing.

The Commons
Mentorship and networking opportunities for students in southeastern Wisconsin.

Connects employers and students interested in internships.

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