Schools2Skills™ Tour in Southeast Wisconsin for Manufacturing Month Stops in Waukesha
Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Georgia Maxwell joined high school students during tours of Weldall Mfg, Inc. and Mathison Manufacturing, Inc. in Waukesha on Tuesday.
After the business tours, Maxwell joined the students at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) for a tour of their Applied Technology program.
Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary John Scocos was also on hand.
"Manufacturing has the stigma of being dumb, dirty and dangerous and that is not the case anymore," Maxwell told CBS 58 News. "We have a lot of advanced manufacturing...it is clean, it is high tech, it is a lot of machine operation and computer technology that goes into working in the machines."
The business tours are part of a School2Skills™ program organized by the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
On the tours, students will hear from Deputy Secretary Maxwell about the advantages of a manufacturing career in Wisconsin.
Governor Walker proclaimed October as the Manufacturing Month to highlight the high-quality, family-supporting jobs available in the manufacturing industry.
As the state's talent development agency, DWD connects employers with a robust pool of skilled workers; assists job seekers with disabilities in achieving their employment outcomes; and oversees the state's Unemployment Insurance, Equal Rights and Worker's Compensation programs.