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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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Rep. Katrina Shankland: Help available for displaced workers

Posted in In the News on August 12, 2014

Being laid off from your job can be traumatic, confusing and difficult. But dislocated workers in Portage County do not have to go it alone — there are resources and programs to help them make the transition back into the workforce as quickly as possible. With the news of the upcoming Roundy’s Copps Distribution Center closure, local elected officials, business partners and education providers are working together to respond to the closure and identify services to help the soon-to-be displaced Roundy’s workers. I recently co-hosted a meeting with the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board…

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Wisconsin Fast Forward – Round Three Highlights

Posted in In the News on August 5, 2014

DWD is seeking Wisconsin Fast Forward grant applications in the third round of grant opportunities. The nine occupations, with accompanying deadlines and dollar amounts include…

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Former NCWWDB Staff Member Returns to Serve on Board

Posted in Media Releases on July 29, 2014

Stevens Point, WI – The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board’s (NCWWDB’s) board of directors, recently voted in and welcomed a new member. Joining for a three-year term is former NCWWDB staff member Dave Eckmann…

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President Obama Signs the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act!

Posted in In the News on July 22, 2014

It’s an exciting and important day for all of us who believe that re-investing in the most skilled and talented workforce in the world should be one of our nation’s top priorities. President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act…

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