March 7 event highlights construction workforce shortage

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Northeast Wisconsin Construction Alliance — a newly formed nonprofit designed to promote careers in the building and construction trades — is hosting a free information and recruitment event on March 7 at Fox Valley Technical College.

The alliance is an association of employers in the construction trades collaborating with educators, workforce development and economic development agencies and government to create and sustain a talent pipeline to support the construction industry in the New North.

The event includes three presentations:

  • Dennis Winters, a chief labor economist from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will give an overview of the state’s workforce challenges now and in the next decade and provide information specific to the construction industry.
  • Sarah Inman, vice president of community investment with the Brown County United Way, will talk about the large underemployed working population in the region using data from the Asset-Limited-Income-Constrained, Employed (ALICE) United Way study.
  • Jeff Anderson, chairman of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and president of Precision Paper Converters, will discuss NEWMA’s successful collaborative efforts.

Organizers hope businesses will come away from the event supporting the NEW Construction Alliance by becoming members.

The March 7 event will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and be held in FVTC Room E130A. Contact Mary Willcox at the Bay Area Workforce Development Board at [email protected] or (920) 431-4100 if interested in attending. Registrations are due March. 5.