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
dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship
Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship program is nationally recognized.

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

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

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

WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy
wctc.edu/dual-enroll
Trains high school seniors in high-demand fields while earning college credits through WCTC.

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs
dpi.wi.gov/weop
Provides college and career readiness programs, resources and support for young adults.

Wisconsin’s Youth Course Options
dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment/youth-options
High school juniors and seniors can attend a Wisconsin postsecondary institution for high school and college credit at no cost.

Youth Apprenticeship
ya.wi.gov
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
careercruising.com
Interactive career guidance and pathways planning tool for K-12 Wisconsin students.

Career InfoNet
careeronestop.org
Career change information.

Career Outlook
bls.gov/careeroutlook
Government-provided data and information on occupations and industries, pay and benefits.

Career Planning for Youth
wctc.edu/current-students/career-connections/career-planning-youth.php
Various career assessments focused on youth.

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

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

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

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

O*Net OnLine
onetonline.org
Job and skills search tools.

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

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

Wisconsin AHEC Health Careers
wihealthcareers.org
Information on health careers in Wisconsin.

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

WORKnet
worknet.wisconsin.gov
Job search and employment information for the state of Wisconsin.

STUFF for employers

Business Associations

Kenosha Area Business Alliance
kaba.org

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
mmac.org

Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Partnership
mke7.com

Ozaukee County Economic Development Council
ozaukeebusiness.org

Racine County Economic Development Corporation
rcedc.org

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation
sheboygancountyedc.com

Washington County Workforce Alliance
wcwfa.org

Waukesha County Business Alliance
waukesha.org

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
wmc.org

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
wmep.org

Other Useful Organizations

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

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

Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE)
gmconline.org/initiatives/mike
Programming that convenes corporations, universities and colleges, and talent networks.

Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council
milwbuildingtrades.org
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
shrm.org
Provider of resources serving human resource management professionals.

Workforce Solutions
racinecounty.com/government/workforce-solutions
Provides dynamic services that produce work-ready employees for business and community growth.

Workforce Training Grants
inwisconsin.com/grow/assistance/training-grants
Training grants for businesses.

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

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

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
inwisconsin.com
State economic development organization.

Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants
wisconsinfastforward.com
Training grants for businesses.

STUFF for educators

Be the Spark program through MMAC
mmac.org/supporting-k-12-education-2015.html

Fab Lab Grants
inwisconsin.com/community/assistance/fablabs
Funds to buy equipment used for fabrication instruction by elementary, middle, junior or high school students.

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

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

Pathways Wisconsin
dpi.wi.gov/pathways-wisconsin
Education and training beyond high school, including early work experience, skills development and postsecondary credentials.

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

Schools2Skills through the WCBA
waukesha.org/advocacy/manufacturing-alliance

Higher ed STUFF

Technical Colleges

Gateway Technical College
gtc.edu

Lakeshore Technical College
gotoltc.edu

Milwaukee Area Technical College
matc.edu

Moraine Park Technical College
morainepark.edu

Waukesha County Technical College
wctc.edu

Engineering Programs

College of Engineering andApplied Science
uwm.edu/engineering

Engineering at Carthage College
carthage.edu/engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
msoe.edu

Opus College of Engineering
marquette.edu/engineering

UW Parkside Engineering Major
uwp.edu/learn/programs/engineering.cfm

Special University Programs

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering Youth Options Program
msoe.edu/admissions/undergraduate/youth-options
Enables students from area high schools to pursue college coursework at MSOE.

Marquette University’s Center for Supply Chain Management
business.marquette.edu/centers-and-programs/center-for-supply-chain-management
Trains students through real-world experience and applied learning in business and manufacturing.

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

WisConnect
internshipwisconsin.com
Connects employers and students interested in internships.


Know of a key resource we missed?

Please send a note to valerie.valentine@biztimes.com for inclusion in future issues.

 

 

Read more about Stuff made and built in southeastern Wisconsin in the digital edition of this new publication.

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
dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship
Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship program is nationally recognized.

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

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

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

WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy
wctc.edu/dual-enroll
Trains high school seniors in high-demand fields while earning college credits through WCTC.

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs
dpi.wi.gov/weop
Provides college and career readiness programs, resources and support for young adults.

Wisconsin’s Youth Course Options
dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment/youth-options
High school juniors and seniors can attend a Wisconsin postsecondary institution for high school and college credit at no cost.

Youth Apprenticeship
ya.wi.gov
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
careercruising.com
Interactive career guidance and pathways planning tool for K-12 Wisconsin students.

Career InfoNet
careeronestop.org
Career change information.

Career Outlook
bls.gov/careeroutlook
Government-provided data and information on occupations and industries, pay and benefits.

Career Planning for Youth
wctc.edu/current-students/career-connections/career-planning-youth.php
Various career assessments focused on youth.

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

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

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

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

O*Net OnLine
onetonline.org
Job and skills search tools.

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

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

Wisconsin AHEC Health Careers
wihealthcareers.org
Information on health careers in Wisconsin.

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

WORKnet
worknet.wisconsin.gov
Job search and employment information for the state of Wisconsin.

STUFF for employers

Business Associations

Kenosha Area Business Alliance
kaba.org

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
mmac.org

Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Partnership
mke7.com

Ozaukee County Economic Development Council
ozaukeebusiness.org

Racine County Economic Development Corporation
rcedc.org

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation
sheboygancountyedc.com

Washington County Workforce Alliance
wcwfa.org

Waukesha County Business Alliance
waukesha.org

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
wmc.org

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
wmep.org

Other Useful Organizations

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

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

Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE)
gmconline.org/initiatives/mike
Programming that convenes corporations, universities and colleges, and talent networks.

Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council
milwbuildingtrades.org
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
shrm.org
Provider of resources serving human resource management professionals.

Workforce Solutions
racinecounty.com/government/workforce-solutions
Provides dynamic services that produce work-ready employees for business and community growth.

Workforce Training Grants
inwisconsin.com/grow/assistance/training-grants
Training grants for businesses.

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

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

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
inwisconsin.com
State economic development organization.

Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants
wisconsinfastforward.com
Training grants for businesses.

STUFF for educators

Be the Spark program through MMAC
mmac.org/supporting-k-12-education-2015.html

Fab Lab Grants
inwisconsin.com/community/assistance/fablabs
Funds to buy equipment used for fabrication instruction by elementary, middle, junior or high school students.

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

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

Pathways Wisconsin
dpi.wi.gov/pathways-wisconsin
Education and training beyond high school, including early work experience, skills development and postsecondary credentials.

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

Schools2Skills through the WCBA
waukesha.org/advocacy/manufacturing-alliance

Higher ed STUFF

Technical Colleges

Gateway Technical College
gtc.edu

Lakeshore Technical College
gotoltc.edu

Milwaukee Area Technical College
matc.edu

Moraine Park Technical College
morainepark.edu

Waukesha County Technical College
wctc.edu

Engineering Programs

College of Engineering andApplied Science
uwm.edu/engineering

Engineering at Carthage College
carthage.edu/engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
msoe.edu

Opus College of Engineering
marquette.edu/engineering

UW Parkside Engineering Major
uwp.edu/learn/programs/engineering.cfm

Special University Programs

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering Youth Options Program
msoe.edu/admissions/undergraduate/youth-options
Enables students from area high schools to pursue college coursework at MSOE.

Marquette University’s Center for Supply Chain Management
business.marquette.edu/centers-and-programs/center-for-supply-chain-management
Trains students through real-world experience and applied learning in business and manufacturing.

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

WisConnect
internshipwisconsin.com
Connects employers and students interested in internships.


Know of a key resource we missed?

Please send a note to valerie.valentine@biztimes.com for inclusion in future issues.

 

 

Read more about Stuff made and built in southeastern Wisconsin in the digital edition of this new publication.

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