Talent Pipeline Collaboration
Local collaboration plays a critical role in developing and maintaining our talent pipeline, and is seamless between our industries and educational eco-system. Our K-12 and post-secondary education providers support workforce needs with specialized training and continuing education. Impactful, proactive programs and strategies like those below have created a robust labor force in the Chippewa Valley!
Career Exploring for our Youth
The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with the Chippewa Valley Council of Boy Scouts strategically expanded their Career Exploring Program with an added emphasis of expanding the talent pipeline within the STEM and Skilled Trades. The unique Career Exploring Program provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentoring for young men and women ages 10 – 20. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. They get hands-on experience to determine whether a particular career or trade field is right for them, they develop valuable networking contacts, and get with to know other youths with the same interests.
Chippewa is Military Friendly!
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation works with State of Wisconsin to invite veterans from across the state and country to learn about the family-supporting employment opportunities available in here in the Chippewa Valley. Military personnel who are separating from service or returning from deployment are finding that GI benefits go further in Wisconsin, with more opportunities available to both veterans and their families. Chippewa County employers enjoy direct access to a steady stream of technically skilled men and women who separate or retire from Midwest military installations each year with an emphasis on targeting the following:
- Fort McCoy which houses the 84th Training Command (Leader Readiness), 88th Regional Support Command and Wisconsin National Guard Military Academy
- Scott Air Force Base in Illinois which commands and controls all logistics of United States military in air, over land and across the sea
- Naval Station Great Lakes, the largest military installation in Illinois and the largest training center in the Navy