In this business environment of constant change, many employers are seeking resources and curriculum development opportunities to train new workers and upgrade existing employees. This is critical for a number of reasons:
- It has been well documented that there is a significant mismatch between the technical skills required for many of the current job openings and the skill sets of potential applicants.
- Training employees on a variety of technical skills benefits not only the career growth of the individual but allows the employer to shift these employees to where the work is.
- The rate of change in technology reguires constant upgrading of technical skills.
Blackhawk Technical College
Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) offers a variety of training opportunities from workforce training, business resources, apprenticeships and public safety training. Please visit their website for more information.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development provides labor related resources and data for businesses and individuals.
Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) provides programming and services to individuals and businesses in Rock, Green, Layfayette, Grant, Iowa, and Richland counties. They offer training opportunities for employers such as on-the-job training, customized training, and incumbant worker training. For more information on these training opportunities and other business services they provide, please visit their website.
United States Department of Labor
The US Department of Labor provides a tool kit for employers interested in hiring veterans called "America's Heroes at Work." A step-by-step guide can be found by visiting their website.