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- Review the comprehensive summary on the UW Colleges and UW-Extension restructuring focus groups
- WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs
- Data: Dig into wage and growth by job sector
- Wausau hosts Joseph Project
UW System restructure approved: The Higher Learning Commission has approved the University of Wisconsin System's plan to restructure UW Colleges and the UW-Extension. “We are thrilled the Higher Learning Commission has examined, reviewed, and approved our restructuring plan,” said Board of Regents Vice President Drew Petersen. “This decision – pivotal to our future success – will pave the path forward toward systemwide implementation efforts.” For more information on the restructuring, click here.
Wage survey completed: The recently completed 2018 Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey has revealed a 3.7% overall increase in its group of 35 benchmark jobs, an acceleration of last year’s increase of 2.99%. The survey results were compiled from submissions by 151 companies in various industries. The full survey results are available for purchase at online. Mention your Chamber membership for a discount.
Educator Workforce Tours: The 2018 Educator Workforce Tours are scheduled for Thursday, August 30, and will bring together local K-12 and post-secondary education partners to participate in private tours of regional businesses. This year’s tours include stops at County Materials Corporation.
Inspire training: Inspire Central Wisconsin is a career exploration tool that connects local 6th-12th grade students with employers and careers in their area. A training session for businesses will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14 at Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point. Lunch will be included. Register for this session here.
Joseph Project update: The Joseph Project is a faith-based jobs initiative which has participants attend a life skills training program with an opportunity to connect with local companies with job openings. The intake sessions for the fifth class were held on May 24 and May 31 in Wausau. For more information, contact Chris Zeman at 719-313-7534.