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.
For high school students who want hands-on learning in an occupational area at a worksite, along with classroom instruction.
STUFF for career planning
Interactive career guidance and pathways planning tool for K-12 Wisconsin students.
Career change information.
Government-provided data and information on occupations and industries, pay and benefits.
Career Planning for Youth
Various career assessments focused on youth.
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.
Job and skills search tools.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Gateway Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College
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.
Mentorship and networking opportunities for students in southeastern Wisconsin.
Connects employers and students interested in internships.
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