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MAR 12-13, 2019: Moraine Park Technical College - Bridges Out of Poverty Program

Did you know that 27% of households in the MPTC district fall below the ALICE level? ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed; it’s a way for defining men and women who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but still not enough to afford a basic household budget.

Moraine Park Technical College is excited to host national speakers, Terie Dreussi-Smith and Ruth Weirich, from aha! Process, Inc., to help bridge the gap and provide a better understanding of poverty in our communities and workplaces to assist with retention, productivity, and engagement in entry-level workers. This two-day summit will be held on March 12 and 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will consist of a Bridges out of Poverty and Workplace Stability workshop to learn how to achieve workplace stability for entry-level employee retention and performance. These sessions will help us recognize the signs of poverty and the range of factors that create instability for our employees, and see how instability, employee performance and profitability are related.

Bridges out of Poverty will use the lens of economic class to provide concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty.  The Bridges out of Poverty and Workplace Stability sessions will provide tools and strategies for you to:

  • Recognize the signs of poverty
  • Understand the culture of poverty
  • Recognize the range of factors that create instability for employees
  • See how instability, employee performance and profitability are related

Event details:
March 12 & 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Fond du Lac, WI

For more information or to register for this event, visit http://bit.ly/bridgesmptc

MAR 28, 2019: Business Education Session - Business Assistance Programs

We are pleased to announce a new series of education sessions for 2019, presented by Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium and Thrive Economic Development. These sessions will cover an array of topics, all with an economic development focus. Details for our first session are below. We hope you can join us.

Overview of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Business Assistance Programs

Speakers: Mary Gage, Senior Economic Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Melissa Hunt, Regional Account Manager (WEDC)

March 28, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

These sessions will be held in Rooms 8 & 9 at the UW Extension/Workforce Development Building, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549. Directions here.

No registration required, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Room capacity – 75.

Download the event flyer here.

APR 10, 2019: WHEDA Small Business Lender Forum

Lenders at banks, credit unions and other financial institutions – You are invited to a FREE information session on Wednesday, April 10! Please join us for the WHEDA Lender Small Business Forum, where you will learn about WHEDA’s products and services and have the opportunity to let us know what we can do to better serve you and your clients. Your feedback is vital to ensure WHEDA products and services remain relevant to Wisconsin businesses. More details below.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Madison College, Watertown campus driving directions

Click here to register

Continental breakfast will be served

 

APR 25, 2019: Hiring Event - Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County

This hiring event open to all employers – free of charge!

Where and When:
Thursday, April 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County
874 Collins Road, Jefferson
Lower Level

Registration is required to participate.

Space is limited, so click here to register.

For additional information, call the Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County at 920-674-7500.

Please be sure to check out the Job Center of Wisconsin Facebook page.

MAY 23, 2019: Business Education Session - Competing for Economic Development Projects

We are pleased to announce a new series of education sessions for 2019, presented by Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium and Thrive Economic Development. These sessions will cover an array of topics, all with an economic development focus. Details for our upcoming session are below. We hope you can join us.

Competing for Economic Development Projects

Speaker: Coleman Peiffer, Senior Business Attraction Manager, Alliant Energy

May 23, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

These sessions will be held in Rooms 8 & 9 at the UW Extension/Workforce Development Building, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549. Directions here.

No registration required, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Room capacity – 75.

Download the event flyer here.

OCT 1, 2019: ThriveED Annual Meeting, Featuring Dr. Bill Mitchell of Foxconn

Stay tuned for more details. If you haven’t attended a ThriveED event before, make sure you’re on the invitation list by submitting your email address below.







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