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Skilled Workforce

Skilled Workforce2019-06-24T15:07:05-05:00

A WORKFORCE THAT WORKS AS HARD AS YOU DO

Developing our next generation of leaders has always been crucial to driving Wisconsin’s industry leadership. Through education, training programs and funding, we’re investing to ensure Wisconsin has the qualified talent to meet the future needs of business.

Our public and private colleges and universities, including the University of Wisconsin System, supports the researchers, companies and policy-makers across the state who are working together to develop solutions to the world’s challenges, ranging from sustainable resource management and health care to advanced manufacturing processes and materials production. The state’s highly ranked technical college system shapes our workforce through technical training that closes talent gaps in high-demand fields across a broad range of industries, allowing businesses the opportunity to scale as they grow. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development works closely with employers, educators and economic developers at local, regional and state level to provide the support necessary to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow.

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HOW WE RANK

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from business support to workforce development.

6 TOP STARTUP ECOSYTEMS

MADISON, MILWAUKEE, GREEN BAY, LA CROSSE, EAU CLAIRE & RACINE
These cities are identified as top startup ecosystems in the Midwest in the 2018 State of the Silicon Prairie Report

Silicon Prairie News, February 2019

TOP TECH TOWN

MADISON IS NO. 14 ON LIST
City specifically cited for its entrepreneurial ecosystem and "limitless opportunity to land a job and grow as a tech professional

CompTIA, October 2018

3RD

FASTEST-GROWING TECH TALENT MARKET, MADISON
Madison's tech talent is growing at a fast clip, taking third in North America behind Ottawa and Los Angeles.

CBRE Scoring Tech Talent in North America Report 2018

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MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“Being located here in Marshfield and being able to recruit technicians from the state universities is quite helpful. We find that in general, they are very well trained, they are highly motivated—they are great employees.”

JAMES WEBER • PREVENTIONGENETICS • MARSHFIELD

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