I recently had the opportunity to compose and publish an article for the Chippewa Valley Business Report – West Central Wisconsin’s Business-to-Business Journal. The article is focused on the Chippewa Valley, but contains material that I believe could be considered for implementation not only in Wisconsin, but regions across our country. I discussed four key areas within the article:
- An Image Problem
- Collaboration is Key – included WESTconsin Credit Union, Strum’s Cardinal Manufacturing and Ariens Technology and Engineering Center as positive examples
- What Can Chippewa Valley Business Leaders Do Now? – introduction to YourFutureChippewaValley.com – free website recently created by the Chippewa Valley Skills Gap Project Partnership, the Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn County economic development corporations as well as Realityworks, to help connect local businesses, organizations, school districts and high school students.
- High Skilled Jobs in Demand
If more businesses forge partnerships with education, more parents, teachers, guidance counselors and administrators will become aware of the high-tech career opportunities available in their region and the benefits of these viable career options — and the workforce here in the Chippewa Valley and across the nation will be strengthened.
Read the entire article by clicking here.