The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest nonprofit professional association for professional economic developers in the world, has selected the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) as a recipient of its 2022 Excellence Award for its collaborative effort in helping establish a non-profit organization called Manufacturing SOS (Supporting Our Schools) Alliance. This partnership between the industry and the non-profit group is aimed at creating an awareness of the increased need for skilled tradespeople and other manufacturing professionals by industry. Recognized each year during the IEDC Annual Conference, the awards honor organizations for exemplary economic development projects, programs, and collaboration. 25 award categories honor organizations such as CEDC and Manufacturing SOS Alliance and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in communities. “Communities need our profession now more than ever. This year's awardees [...]
Join us for a special BEAR Discussions Podcast episode being recorded LIVE on Zoom, featuring CVTC Manufacturing Instructor Wade Latz. In addition to touching the lives of college students daily. Latz also started a nonprofit called Manufacturing Save Our Schools (SOS) Alliance, which works with school districts to provide a more realistic education to school age students. Thank you, St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls for being our partner in this educational series.