The Central Wisconsin Information Technology Alliance (CWITA) is a group of action focused employers in central Wisconsin working together to enhance the image of IT careers and position the region as a hub for IT opportunities. CWITA collaborates with the K-16 education system to strengthen IT career pathways and assist in growing our regional IT workforce.
Cliff King, Skyward and Kimberly Stitcher, CGI, are the CWITA co-chairs with the NCWWDB’s Workforce Services Coordinator Nicole Rice providing management support. CWITA has multiple active sub-committees focused on community development and education.
CWITA’s mission is to attract, skill, and retain an exceptional information technology workforce in central Wisconsin.
The four objectives of the Alliance are to:
1. target and strengthen development of an information technology workforce;
2. grow collaborative pathways and partnerships with the K-16 educational system;
3. position Central Wisconsin as a hub for information technology opportunities; and
4. enhance the image of information technology careers.
Central Wisconsin IT Conference
Central Wisconsin is a hub for IT opportunities and the Central Wisconsin IT Conference brings together IT professionals from across the mid-west to explore new ideas and share knowledge. It is also provides a opportunity for Central Wisconsin to show off their local communities and great IT employers.
CWITA K-12 Outreach
CWITA members are growing collaborative pathways and partnerships with the K-16 educational system. CWITA members understand that to build and strengthen the IT talent pipeline
employers and educational communities need to work together! CWITA members are visiting classrooms and offering onsite tours to enhance the image of information technology careers, increase awareness of the amazing variety IT career pathway options available and how to find those opportunities in their own communities.
CWITA’s Mentorship Program
The CWITA Mentorship Program provides a way for IT employers to invest and build relationships with our local IT talent. Mentors and mentees are matched based on areas of interest, career goals, and geographic region. The program focuses on building relationships and business soft skills such as teamwork, time management, project management, leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills. The Mentorship Program is done in partnership with Northcentral Wisconsin Technical College, Mid-State Technical College, and UW-Stevens Point.
If you are interested in further information about CWITA, please contact Nicole Rice, Workforce Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.