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Board Member Spotlight: Joe Kinsella Transitions into New Company Role

Posted in Media Releases on December 15, 2016

Joe Kinsella, former President and CEO of Pointe Precision, started his professional journey almost 40 years ago. Following graduation from UW-Stevens Point in 1977, Joe spent a short time teaching…

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Stephanie Haka Hired as Apprenticeship Liaison

Posted in Media Releases on December 15, 2016

New to the position of Apprenticeship Liaison is Stephanie Haka.  She will serve as a link between youth apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and adult apprenticeship activities in the nine county service area….

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Constance’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 29, 2016

From a very young age, Connie learned to be strong. As a young teenager, she lost her father and was forced into the workforce. Connie took any job she could to help support her mother and sister. She lived her life without the opportunity to really focus on herself and her own career. Connie experienced many personal struggles that created additional stress in her life. Nearly seven years ago, Connie lost her mother. This was an eye opening, ah ha moment for Connie, she had two beautiful children of her own to raise. Connie wanted to be the best mom she could for her children. Life was a challenge, but Connie persevered.

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William’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 28, 2016

Barty was a young adult in need of guidance. He worked seasonal jobs, but needed some assistance in setting a career path. He began the welding program at Mid-State Technical College thinking he was on his way. But in 2015, Barty endured three deaths in his family. The emotional stress was overwhelming and Barty couldn’t concentrate on his classes. It was a difficult decision, but he quit school. This unfortunate situation left Barty with a financial aid bill that would prevent him from returning to school.

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Robin’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 28, 2016

“My future goals and aspirations pertain to making a difference in other people’s lives. It’s my heart’s desire to help people and be good to them by generously ‘paying forward’ what I have already generously received.” These words are from Robin Stafford, the 2016 WIOA Dislocated Worker program recipient. Robin knows all too well the meaning and purpose of the Dislocated Worker program.

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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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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’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’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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