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2015 Heavy Metal Tour

Posted in Media Releases on October 16, 2015

  On October 7, 2015 the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturing Alliance held their 4th Annual “Heavy Metal Tour.” The tour encompassed over 3,500…

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Randi Drace’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 30, 2015

Having lost her job, Randi made a decision that drastically effected her and her family, but a decision that would lead to a better life. Randi had always dreamed of having her college degree and pursued it with her family’s support and the support of the WIA Dislocated Worker program. Through all the hardships that she endured while in school, Randi never gave up on her dream.

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Lindsey Huffman’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 30, 2015

Watching her father work on diesel engine and being around heavy equipment, Lindsey knew exactly what her career would be; she wanted to be a Diesel Mechanic like her father. She knew that this wasn’t going to be an easy path, but she knew she could do it. Through the difficult times, with the support of her family and the WIA Adult program, Lindsey accomplished her dream.

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Bessie McGee’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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