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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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Central Wisconsin’s Fall Job Fair Offers Job Seekers Wide Range of Job Openings

Posted in Media Releases on November 4, 2014

Whether hoping to find a better job, a fresh start, or a new career direction, 375 job seekers were provided an opportunity to connect with over 80 hiring employers at the Central Wisconsin Job Fair. A variety of employers from both the public and private sectors were available and eager to hire for approximately 713 openings in a wide range of fields…

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NCWWDB Announces Recipients of its 2nd Annual Erhard Huettl – WIA Awards of Excellence!

Posted in Media Releases on October 3, 2014

The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board recently selected and announced the award recipients of its 2nd Annual Erhard Huettl WIA – Awards of Excellence. Nominees were solicited throughout the Workforce Development Board’s nine-county region, for the following three categories: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program Participant of the Year, Adult Program Participant of the Year, and Dislocated Worker Participant of the Year…

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Heavy Metal Tour to give Kids a look at Manufacturing

Posted in In the News on October 1, 2014

While the Heavy Metal Bus Tour name might conjure images of face-melting guitar riffs and screaming fans, the event scheduled for Oct. 8, 2014 in north central Wisconsin has a slightly different objective. The buses will carry not rock stars, but eighth-grade students — about 3,200 of them…

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3rd Annual Heavy Metal Tour will be held October 8, 2014

Posted in Media Releases on September 30, 2014

Stevens Point, WI – Nearly 3000 8th grade students from 30 School Districts will be participating in the 3rd Annual North Central WI “Heavy Metal Tour” on October 8, 2014. In conjunction with 46 manufacturing employers, this event is sponsored by the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Nicolet, Northcentral and Mid-State Technical Colleges, and the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance…

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Boom or Bust?

Posted in In the News on September 17, 2014

Boom or Bust? Economic support experts point to skills gap, saying job training is best way to pull poor above poverty…

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15 North Central WI manufacturers taking part in $192,000 training grant

Posted in In the News on August 21, 2014

Citing Merit Gear in Antigo as a good example, Department of Workforce Development Secretary described Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training initiative as having a major impact, benefiting workers, their families and employers in communities across Wisconsin…

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