News - - Careers in manufacturing are a vital part of Wisconsin and our local economy. In a recent press release, Gov. Scott Walker confirmed how much manufacturing means to the state's economy and workforce, Wisconsin's manufacturing sector employs more than 450,000 workers and contributes nearly $50 billion to the state's economic input.

On a more regional level, Jeffrey Sachse, senior economic advisor for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, supports and further defines what manufacturing means to businesses and their employees, noting, "Manufacturing remains a vital industry sector in the Winnebago County and Northeastern Wisconsin economy. Manufacturers employ nearly 23,000 workers, or more than one-fourth of all employment in the county. Manufacturing workers also continue to enjoy a high standard of living as their annual average wage of $61,346 in 2013 was one-third above the average wages received by workers across the county ($46,187)."...

Realizing that building a strong workforce begins with developing local talent, five Oshkosh Chamber manufacturing employers have signed up to participate in the State of Wisconsin's youth apprenticeship program supported by the Oshkosh Area School District and the Oshkosh Chamber. This program allows high school juniors and seniors to work and take courses in a career field they have aspirations to pursue....

Ken Notes: Congrats but we do need exponentially more students is the programs! Lets make this the year of apprenticeship....
Read More At: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/news/local/community/2014/08/31/manufacturing-students-partnership/14908539/



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 36 Date: 9/3/2014 10:34:04 AM -