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By Erin Eagan
This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week — an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the benefits of apprenticeships in preparing skilled workers to meet the growing needs of employers. Across a variety of industries nationwide, the skills gap has reached unprecedented levels. According...
By Erin Eagan
Despite some perceptions that manufacturing is a man’s career (at least traditionally), a large number of women during World War II worked in manufacturing. These women were the wives, sisters and daughters of men who enlisted in the armed forces, leaving vacant positions behind. It was during that...
By Erin Eagan
May 21-27 is EMS Week . It’s a time to celebrate those who dedicate their lives to serving the EMS professions. From dispatchers to EMTs, paramedics, police and fire department, they’re on the frontlines of day-to-day lifesaving services. We rarely expect to need the care of an EMS professional,...
By Erin Eagan
While decreasing in the last 30 years, under-representation — or a lack of gender balance in the labor market—still rears its ugly head in certain professions. Even today, elementary school teachers and dental hygienists are two female-dominated professions, while men still occupy most auto repair...
By Erin Eagan
Summer is the time for children to recharge after a long school year. But for some, that time can also be used to get a jumpstart on their futures. Many colleges around the state offer summer camps, workshops and other events to help middle and high school students explore potential careers. In...
By Erin Eagan
Choosing a career path is no easy task. But, as always, we're here to help. For a career with a stable outlook, look no further than Criminal Justice. Careers in criminal justice offer long-term job security in a challenging and fulfilling field and can be found at the federal, state, county and...
By Erin Eagan
Did you know that your children can begin working toward a college degree or technical certificate while still in high school? It’s true. High school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements can take courses not available at their high school at any of the state’s technical colleges...
By Erin Eagan
Many people dream of a career in health care, but being a doctor or nurse may not be a realistic choice. Fortunately, there are plenty of other professions in the health care industry that don’t require a decade of schooling and a lifetime of student debt. What about a career as an allied health...
By Erin Eagan
During the transition from military to civilian life, Wisconsin’s veterans often pursue higher education. While the skills and discipline learned in the service can give them an edge in the job market, it isn’t always enough. Knowing this, more veterans are enrolling in college than ever before...
By Erin Eagan
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, when the spotlight shines brightly on an industry that accounts for $58 billion of the state’s annual economic output. Unfortunately, a recurring theme with Manufacturing Month over the years has been the industry’s struggle to find skilled workers in...

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