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Date: November 11, 2016

       WOW Workforce Development Board and HUSCO Hold Custom Job Fair in Preparation for Layoffs

         With HUSCO International’s impending layoffs, the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and HUSCO joined forces to...

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Date: October 14, 2016

       Over 135 Businesses Seek to Fill Hundreds of Openings

         Whether hoping to find a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at ...

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Date: September 29, 2016

       WOW Workforce Development Board Names Batteries Plus Blubs Employer of the Year and Elects Chair and Vice Chair

         The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board (WOW WDB) names Batteries Plus Blubs as Employer of the Year at their...

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Date: September 2, 2016

       Congratulations to the Workforce Development Center for being invited to the White House

         The Workforce Development Center is sparking innovation and showcasing a Customer Centered Design project at the White House!

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Date: August 18, 2016

       Prospective employees check out job fair

         Job seekers arriving from around the Milwaukee metro area gathered at the Fair Park Pavilion ...

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Date: August 3, 2016

       Over 100 Businsses Hiring

         The Workforce Development Center invites job seekers to connect with over 100 of the area's top employers at the Washington & Ozaukee Job Fair on...

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Date: June 28, 2016

       $4 Million H1-B TechHire Partnership Grant Awarded to WOW Workforce Development Board

         The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has been awarded a $4,000,000...

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Date: January 12, 2016

       CATHERMAN NAMED PRESIDENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

         The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has appointed Laura Catherman as its next president,...

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Date: October 21, 2015

          Earn $$ TO GET YOUR GED & EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES

          The WOW Workforce Development Board is ENROLLING individuals in Building Futures, a full-time program that helps individual's ages...

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Date: August 19, 2015

          Post Secondary Education

          The MATC Mequon Campus is looking for individuals like you. Learn how you can gain training and skills to compete in today's workforce here.


Date: August 6, 2015

           Businesses, job seekers connect at area job fair

           Andrew Breuer and Joe Scholtz are unemployed, but after Wednesday's job fair at the Washington County Fair Park's Expo Center...

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Date: July 17, 2015

          Investing in Youth

          For more than 20 years the Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee has been connecting workers and jobs, often by giving them learning...

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Date: June 12, 2015

         Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee turns 20

           When the Workforce Development in Pewaukee opened 20 years ago, Francisco Sanchez didn't have a computer in his office, so he had to...

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Date: May 14, 2015

          Job seekers fill Wednesday job fair

          Diversity was a word often used to describe the job fair at Waukesha County Technical College on Wednesday - from the mix of employers...

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Date: January 22, 2015

        Economist: Workforce slowly improving

         Economic conditions in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Metro area, which includes Ozaukee, Washington, Milwaukee and Waukesha...

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Date: December 3, 2014

        Workforce Development Board sets free financial workshops

          The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board announced its partnership with...

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Date: November 26, 2014

        Thinking globally locally: Workers, companies broaden skills to strengthen Waukesha County

          As the world becomes smaller due to globalization...

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Date: November 13, 2014

        Healthcare Training Grant Opportunity

          The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board is currently seeking individuals who are pursuing vocational studies for a career...

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Date: October 23, 2014

      From Youth Apprentice to Full-Time Employee

       Christopher Semega is a recent graduate of Sussex Hamilton High School who describes himself as a "hands-on learner."  While enrolled in the Workforce...

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Date: September 26, 2014

     HUSCO International named Employer of the Year by WOW Board

      The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board named HUSCO International the 2014 "Employer of the Year" during the WOW...

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Date: September 26, 2014

     Constructing a Better Future

      There are many reasons why a student drops out of high school, but there is almost always one reason why a student ends up returning to receive...

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Date: September 23, 2014

     Narrowing The Gap

      There is no single approach being taken around Waukesha County to address the skills gap, but together, the efforts are paying off...

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Date: July 18, 2014

     Enroll Now for CNC Bootcamp

      The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board's Water Accelerator Program will hold a CNC Operator...

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Date: June 19, 2014

      Students begin building their futures

      Twelve students who have overcome significant barriers in their lives walked across the stage Wednesday during the ...

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Date: May 30, 2014

      Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties Receive Federal Manufacturing Communities Designation

      The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board parnered with the Regional Workforce Alliance ...

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Date: April 22, 2014

WOW Workforce Development Board Receives State Performance Award

The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board will receive a $24,858 performance award ...

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Date: January 31, 2014

WOW Workforce placed 63 former Golden Guernsey workers, The Waukesha Freeman

When the Golden Guernsey plant shut down suddenly, 112 workers found themselves suddenly out of a job. Now, one year later...

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Date: August 29, 2013

2013 Healthcare Summit Aims to Prepare Business Leaders for
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board will hold a 2013 Healthcare Summit on Thursday, September 19 from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Waukesha County Technical College – Richard T. Anderson Education Center.

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Date: May 15, 2013

Workforce Development Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Workforce Development Center in Washington County will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.

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Date: March 19, 2013

Port Washington High School Students Learn About Local Careers
Exposure helps pave the way for a future generation of workers

…The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and Ozaukee Economic Development co-sponsored a Manufacturing and Career Fair at Port Washington High School on March 19 from 7:30 – 11 a.m. to expose students to local career opportunities.

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Date: February 27, 2013

Bills Will Move State, Workers Forward, The Waukesha Freeman

…Currently, the workforce development boards administer millions of dollars in federal job funding for use by employers to hire and train job seekers. However, federal rules limit our organizations’ ability to provide training to workers if their income is above a certain level. Because workforce development boards have the expertise and capacity to train thousands of workers, our organizations are exceptionally well-positioned to work in partnership with the Department of Workforce Development to provide small and medium-sized companies with the highly trained workers they need to grow their businesses and expand operations.

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Date: November 30, 2012

Offering Hope to High-School Dropouts, The Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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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