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Date: November 30, 2012

Offering Hope to High-School Dropouts, The Freeman

...The lack of a high-school diploma or its equivalent is pretty much the kiss of death, figuratively speaking, for any job seeker. But hope for such folks in the form of a special venue will soon return to Waukesha County Technical College and the Workforce Development Center.
It’s YouthBuild, a cooperative program for helping young men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 who left high school before graduation to develop both life and work skills...

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Date: November 26, 2012

W-O-W Workforce Development Board Hosts First,
My Life! My Plan! Event in Waukesha County

My Life! My Plan! was developed by the Greater Milwaukee Committee to connect business community volunteers with students to help them assess their interests and skills, learn about the job opportunities that will be available to them, and help them prepare for a career pathway.

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Date: November 23, 2012

WCTC Filling the Gap Between Manufacturing and Skills, The Freeman

...“When I was in the Legislature years ago, Terry Ludeman (former chief labor economist for the state Department of Workforce Development) was talking about the looming skilled labor shortage,” said Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. “He warned us about it 15 and 20 years ago. And it’s here.”...

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Date: November 20, 2012

Building Futures Seeks Participants and Mentors

The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board’s Building Futures construction and welding education and training program seeks participants and volunteers...

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Date: November 19, 2012

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Supports Building Futures Program

The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board announces the receipt of a $30,600 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s M. Drake Breskvar Fund, Lorraine Albright Flint Fund, Arthur W. Fairchild Fund and the Betty H. Willetts Fund to help support the Building Futures program in Waukesha County. The contribution complements a $1.02 million U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grant that was awarded to the Board in August...

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