On the heels of his 2023 State of the State address announcement of more than $190 million in investments to bolster Wisconsin’s workforce, Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Amy Pechacek today announced a new “Winning with Wisconsin’s Workforce” initiative to continue building on the administration’s groundbreaking workforce development efforts. The initiative includes a statewide series of forums designed to highlight workforce development investments, available funding, resources to aid competitiveness, and local successes with worker recruitment and retention.

The free forums were organized by DWD, Wisconsin’s regional Workforce Development Boards, and local partners. Employers, educators, community leaders, nonprofit service providers, and more are encouraged to attend. Interested participants can learn more here and register for any of the upcoming sessions here.

The first round of quarterly forums will run from Feb. 14 to March 8, 2023, and continue throughout the year. Topics covered will include apprenticeship, hiring opportunities with veterans and workers with disabilities, funding for customized worker training, efforts to remove workforce barriers, and strategies for boosting workforce participation.

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