WI Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke visits Realityworks

Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke chose to visit with Realityworks employees on April 16. We appreciated listening to Ms. Burke discuss the importance of Wisconsin CTE. Additionally, she spoke to the importance of collaboration between education and industry for the betterment of the state’s economy and student success. Ms. Burke’s ‘Invest for Success’ job […]

US Rep. Kennedy promotes bill to increase funding for vocational education

The following article came across my Google Alerts this past week.¬† Rep. Kennedy will introduce a bill in Washington to reauthorize and update the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides federal funding for vocational education. The act was last reauthorized in 2006. Highlights of the bill include: strengthen and support […]

Workforce Development Initiatives

Following Friday, April 11, 2014¬†monthly meeting of the West Central Wisconsin WorkforceDevelopment Board, a federally sanctioned task force that supports statewide workforce development activities, I had the opportunity of mediating the Second Annual West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Legislative Issues Forum in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The forum gave attendees the chance to discuss questions regarding workforce, […]

Whitehouse White Paper

Back in January 2014 the White House came out with a white paper entitled, “Addressing the Negative Cycle of Long-Term Unemployment”. The White House examined the problem of long-term unemployed, along with their perspective of how to get workers back into the pipeline. The document includes commitments from the President including: new investments in areas […]