Category Archives: "In the News"

CWIMMA Uses Simulator to Encourage Welding Interest in Local High Schools

Posted in In the News on February 15, 2017

A brief story and video clip of how CWIMMA uses a welding simulator at Tomahawk High School was featured on News Watch 12. Students with the highest scores using the…

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5th Annual CWIMMA Welding Contest

Posted in In the News on February 14, 2017

Thirteen high schools in our nine counties participated in this year’s Annual CWIMMA Welding Contest. This is the fifth year that CWIMMA has hosted this competition which is designed to…

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CWIMMA Manufacturing Career Fair

Posted in In the News on May 10, 2016

Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturer’s Alliance (CWIMMA) hosted a Manufacturing Career Fair at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau, WI on Monday, May 9, 2016 to give prospective students and job…

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Northern Advantage Job Fair

Posted in In the News on May 9, 2016

Northern Advantage Job Center hosted a job fair on April 13, 2016 at the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander. The job fair was opened free to the public with early admissions…

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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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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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