Ensuring that Wisconsin develops and trains an exceptional work force will be the focus of a regional briefing session for area business, labor, civic and academic leaders, 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, in the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac LGI Room, 400 University Dr.
Co-hosted by Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Fond du Lac in collaboration with Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (CWI), this is one of almost a dozen sessions being held across Wisconsin this summer to gain a clear understanding of work force issues.
Steve Jenkins, president of the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation, will provide a local overview followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Jim Eden, vice-president of academic affairs at Moraine Park; Joe Reitemeier, president of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce; James Sebert, superintendent of the Fond du Lac School District; and John Short, CEO and dean at UW-Fond du Lac.
This briefing will include presentations from CWI and Manpower Group and an overview of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) programs. There will be an opportunity to discuss regional initiatives, opportunities and challenges with economic and work force development experts.
Major regional employers, regional economic development directors, local work force investment board members, labor representatives, local chambers of commerce directors, faculty with expertise in work force development and community members with an interest in these issues are invited to attend.
There is no cost for the briefing session. To secure your spot, contact Sarah Ruben by Tuesday, July 3, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 259-0757 and indicate that you would like to attend the Fond du Lac briefing.