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Bessie’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 30, 2015

With the move to Wausau from Chicago, Bessie saw a chance to better her life and create a brighter future. What had seemed impossible had now become a reality; Bessie had not only successfully completed her program, but excelled from her classes to creating relationships in the community and mentoring other young women who are going through what she had been through.

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Kent Olson, NCWWDB Chair, named to the Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment

Posted in In the News on July 21, 2015

MADISON – On July 20, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced new members of the Governor Walker’s Council on Workforce Investment (CWI), which oversees coordination of…

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Inspiring Entrepreneurialism in Our Kids

Posted in In the News on July 7, 2015

By LouAnn Schulfer, NCWWDB Board Member When our sons were very young, my husband Gene and I set a goal to have some sort of part-time business for them to…

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Fast Forward Workforce Training Grants

Posted in In the News on July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Announces Availability of Fast Forward Workforce Training Grants A total of $8,000,000 has been set aside for Wisconsin Fast Forward – Round 4. Applications will…

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State Grant to Address Worker IT Training Needs

Posted in In the News on February 5, 2015

The North Central Workforce Development Board has been awarded more than $189,000 for a workforce training grant designed to meet the needs of the growing information technology industry in central Wisconsin….

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NCWWDB Receives Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant to Fund Customized IT Training

Posted in Media Releases on February 2, 2015

North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB) Executive Director Rene Daniels today announced the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) intent to award NCWWDB with an $189,642 Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) workforce training grant. NCWWDB applied for the grant on behalf of three local companies (Skyward Inc., Sentry Insurance, and Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Inc.) and in collaboration with UW-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College…

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CWIMMA Sponsored High School Welding Contest to Bolster Workforce

Posted in In the News on January 27, 2015

The unemployment rate is going down and there are still a lot of openings in manufacturing, but the industry is finding fewer people to fill those positions. As baby boomers start to retire, industry leaders are looking to the younger generation. Aspiring welders and manufacturers are a necessity. Using a virtual welding competition in the high schools, area manufacturing companies and the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance (CWIMMA), hope to bring in a future workforce….

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Demand for Welders on the Rise

Posted in In the News on January 8, 2015

News is good for central Wisconsin workers looking to pursue a career in welding. Over the next ten years, the demand for welders and machinists in central Wisconsin will be second only to health care, said Derek Heikkinen, business services director for the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. “The problem that manufacturers are running into is there’s not enough talent in the talent pool for the supply to meet the demand right now,” Heikkinen said…

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NCWWDB Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Posted in Media Releases on December 12, 2014

The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce two new staff members to its organization. New to the position of Business Services Director is Derek Heinkkinen and new to the position of Administrative Assistant is Douajee Vang…

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Domtar Mill Closure Study Featured on WFHR Radio Morning Magazine

Posted in In the News on November 17, 2014

The Port Edwards Mill Closure Study was the topic of discussion on WFHR Radio’s Morning Magazine on 11/7/2014. The segment hosted by Carl Hilke, featured NCWWDB’s Ali Konkel, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service’s Eric Giordano, and Incourage Community Foundation’s Rick Merdan…

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