Retain & Train Talent

Find where to locate specific training, education programming for the top career offerings in the region. In addition, access employment series or find the next level of training programs for you or your employees to be life-long learners and gain new skills. View a list and map of the Higher Educational Institutions in New North.

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New North Higher Education Resources/Institutions

The New North region hosts over 20 private and public colleges and universities, with over 150,000 workers enrolled annually in post-secondary education institutions. Diverse programs, special training abilities and unique connections to private industry ensure quality education for all in the New North region.

New North Higher Education Resources/Institutions

Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative & Certification

Organization: Fox Cities Regional Partnership
Program/ Resource Offering: Staffing Agency
Program Description: An initiative and certification focused on enhancing work/life integration for all employees by encouraging the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies. It's a collaborative effort between businesses and community organizations, led by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, for the primary purpose of creating a supportive work environment and attracting and retaining top talent in the region.
HashTags: #EmployeeFriendlyWorkplace, #FoxCitiesEmployeeFriendly, #EmployeeFriendly, #FCEFW, #EFW
Link to Details: Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative & Certification
Program Contact: Jennifer Brown, Sr. Director, Existing Industry & Innovation
Phone: (920) 819-4175
Counties Where Available: Calumet | Outagamie | Winnebago

Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative & Certification
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Diversity Inclusion and Belonging for All Microsoft Learn

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging for All Microsoft Learn Organization: Microsoft
Program/ Resource Offering: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Program Description: Free training through LinkedIn Learning – learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship and accountability.
HashTags: #EmployeeFriendlyWorkplace, #digitalskills; #MicrosoftLearn #diversity #certificate
Link to Details: Diversity Inclusion and Belonging for All Microsoft Learn
Program Contact: Michelle Schuler, Manager TechSpark Wisconsin
Phone: (920) 205-9726
Counties Where Available: All New North

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging for All Microsoft Learn

Fox Valley Technical College

Organization: Fox Valley Technical College
Program/ Resource Offering: Associate Degree, Technical Diploma, and Certificates
Program Description: Fox Valley Technical College offers more than 200 hands-on, career-centered programs of study. Choose the one that's right for you. Explore associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships.
HashTags: #Financial Aid, #programs, #degree, #certificate, #training
Link to Details: Fox Valley Technical College
Program Contact: Chris Matheny, Executive Vice President
Phone: (920) 735-5645
Counties Where Available: Calumet | Outagamie | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago | Other: Online and In-person offerings are available to students from around the region.

Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Organization: Fox Valley Technical College
Program/ Resource Offering: Seminars, Workshops, Customized Training and Technical Assistance
Program Description: Ensure your team members have the resources they need for success by partnering with FVTC for all of your training, assessment, seminar and continuing education needs.
HashTags: #Seminars, #Customized #Training, #Assessment, #Facilities, #Employee
Link to Details: Fox Valley Technical College
Program Contact: Dale Walker, Director Business and Industry Services
Phone: (920) 735-2525
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Door | Florence | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Marinette | Marquette | Menoninee | Oconto | Outagamie | Shawano | Sheboygan | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

Fox Valley Technical College
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Microsoft Skilling Initiative

Microsoft Skilling Initiative Organization: Microsoft
Program/ Resource Offering: Microsoft Skilling Initiative
Program Description: : LinkedIn, Microsoft, and GitHub are offering free learning paths mapped to jobs that are in-demand.
HashTags: #digitalskills; #upskilling; #LinkedInLearning
Link to Details: Microsoft Skilling Initiative
Program Contact: Michelle Schuler, Manager TechSpark Wisconsin
Phone: (920) 205-9726
Counties Where Available: All New North

Microsoft Skilling Initiative
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Microsoft Learn

Organization: Microsoft
Program/ Resource Offering: Microsoft Learn
Program Description: : Whether you're just starting or an experienced professional, our hands-on approach helps you learn.
HashTags: #digitalskills; #MicrosoftLearn
Link to Details: Microsoft Learn
Program Contact: Michelle Schuler, Manager TechSpark Wisconsin
Phone: (920) 205-9726
Counties Where Available: All New North

Microsoft Learn

Virtual Career Experiences

Organization: Inspire Sheboygan County
Program/ Resource Offering: NEW Manufacturing Alliance Employer Collaborative
Program Description: : Virtual Career Events help connect students to the in-demand pathways and careers to the New North Region. Events feature working professions who share about a day in the life of their career and answer any students questions.
HashTags: #virtualcareerevents
Link to Details: https://inspiresheboygancounty.org/virtual-job-shadow/
Program Contact: Nikki Kiss, Executive Director
Phone: (920) 562-4484
Counties Where Available: Sheboygan | Other: Virtual experiences are open to any schools within the state.

Virtual Career Experiences

Workforce Advancement Training Programs and Grants

Organization: Moraine Park Technical College
Program/ Resource Offering: Workforce Advancement Training Programs and Grants
Program Description: : We offer customized training programs to target needs of employers with grant funding.
HashTags: #grants, #manufacturing, #training, #technicalcollege, #bootcamps
Link to Details: Moraine Park Technical College
Program Contact: Beau Gellings, Business Representative
Phone: (920) 924-6460
Counties Where Available: Waushara | Green Lake | Fond du Lac | Sheboygan | Marquette

Moraine Park Technical College
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Organization: UWGB
Program/ Resource Offering: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Program Description: Social Evolution - UWGB is offering a 2 level Diversity, Equity and Inclusion non-credit Certificate Series starts on February 1s,t 202. Each level offers 5 weeks of course work delivered self-paced online with live virtual discussions and panel of expert conversation. We will discuss the complexities of cultural and societal biases and how they manifest in our conversations and interactions. Details in the link below.
HashTags: #Diversity, #Inclusion, #Equity, #Rasism, #Bias, #Classism
Link to Details: https://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/
Program Contact: Tammy Clausen, Business Development
Phone: (920) 424-1067
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Door | Florence | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Marinette | Marquette | Menoninee | Oconto | Outagamie | Shawano | Sheboygan | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago | Other: The program is virtual so can be shared with your partners in other states.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Health Science Degree Programs

Organization: Fox Valley Technical College
Program/ Resource Offering: Health Science Degree Programs
Program Description: Get the hands-on training and experience you need to be successful in a healthcare career. At FVTC we have programs that will prepare you to become a dental hygienist, nurse, occupational therapy assistant, medical coding specialist, medical assistant or health information technician.
HashTags: #Healthcare Degree, #Degree, #Nursing Degree, #Medical Degree, #Healthcare Training
Link to Details: https://www.fvtc.edu/HealthScience
Program Contact: Admissions Specialist at FVTC, Admissions Specialist
Phone: (920) 735-4740
Counties Where Available: Calumet | Outagamie | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

Health Science Degree Programs

Business and Industry Services

Program/ Resource Offering:  Business and Industry Services
Organization: Fox Valley Technical College
Program Description: A business's greatest investment is its employees. Ensure your team members have the resources they need for success by partnering with FVTC for all of your training, assessment, seminar and continuing education needs.
HashTags: #Seminars, #Continuing Education, #Employee Assessments, #Employee Training, #Job Training
Link to Details: www.fvtc.edu/BIS
Program Contact: Business and Industry Services at FVTC, Account Managers
Phone: (920) 735-2525
Counties Where Available: Calumet | Outagamie | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago 

Business and Industry Services

Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated: A Creative Workforce Solution

Organization: Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Program/ Resource Offering: Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated: A Creative Workforce Solution
Program Description: A series of events, each with unique presenters and topics that aim to inform the business community on the benefits of hiring individuals who have formerly been incarcerated, as well as resources for successfully engaging with this population to fill vacant positions.
HashTags: ##envisiongreaterfdl
Link to Details: https://www.envisiongreaterfdl.com/
Program Contact: Bernadette Ericksen, Director of Business Client Services
Phone: (920) 921-9500
Counties Where Available: Fond du Lac

Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated: A Creative Workforce Solution
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Sustainability Non-Credit Certificate

Organization: UW-Green Bay
Program Description: The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is launching a new noncredit Sustainability Certificate Program in January 2021. The goal of the certificate program is to educate business professionals to implement sustainable decisions into their everyday roles to make a positive impact on both their organization as well as the world around them.
HashTags: #sustainability, #professionaldevelopment, #onlinelearning, #upskilling
Link to Details: https://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/sustainability/
Program Contact: Melissa Betke, Program Specialist
Phone: (920) 627-6477
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Door | Florence | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Marinette | Marquette | Menominee | Oconto | Outagamie | Shawano | Sheboygan | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

Sustainability Non-Credit Certificate
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Information Technology Degree Programs

Program/ Resource Offering:  Information Technology Degree Programs
Organization: Fox Valley Technical College
Program Description: Get the skills you need for a career in software and website development. FVTC has programs that will train you for careers as an application developer, information systems analyst, web designer, webmaster and web system administrator. We also have programs in computer networking and computer support where you'll get hands-on training for these high-demand jobs.
HashTags: #ITDegree, #ComputerProgrammingDegree, #ITTraining, #SoftwareDevelopmentDegree, #InformationTechnologyDegree
Link to Details: https://www.fvtc.edu/programs/information-technology
Program Contact: FVTC Admissions Specialist, Admissions Specialist
Phone: (920) 735-4740
Counties Where Available: Calumet | Outagamie | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

Information Technology Degree Programs

Business Degree Programs

Organization: Fox Valley Technical College
Program Description: Business and management programs cover a broad spectrum of career options. You can choose from programs in human resources, management development, entrepreneurship, business analysis, supply chain management and more.
HashTags: #BusinessManagementDegree, #BusinessClasses, #BusinessDegree
Link to Details: https://www.fvtc.edu/programs/business-management-finance/business-management
Program Contact: FVTC Admissions Specialist, Admissions Specialist
Phone: (920) 735-4740
Counties Where Available: Calumet | Outagamie | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

Business Degree Programs

Virtual Career Experiences

Organization: Inspire Sheboygan County
Program Description: Virtual Career Events help connect students to the indemand pathways and careers to the New North Region. Events feature working professions who share about a day in the life of their career and answer any students questions.
HashTags: #virtualcareerevents
Link to Details: https://inspiresheboygancounty.org/virtual-job-shadow/
Program Contact: Nikki Kiss, Executive Director
Phone: (920) 562-4484
Counties Where Available: Sheboygan | Other: Virtual experiences are open to any schools within the state.

Virtual Career Experiences
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Manufacturing First Expo & Conference

Organization: NEW Manufacturing Alliance
Program Description: The annual conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, attraction/retention breakout sessions and exhibitors. The event is held in October each year.
HashTags: #MFGFirst
Link to Details: www.manufacturingfirst.com
Program Contact: Ann Franz, Executive Director
Phone: (920) 498-5587
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Door | Florence | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Marinette | Marquette | Menoninee | Oconto | Outagamie | Shawano | Sheboygan | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

Manufacturing First Expo & Conference
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All Star Awards

Organization: NEW Manufacturing Alliance
Program Description: NEWMA's annual award program featuring individuals working at Alliance member companies. The All Stars includes a careers magazine with videos of each winner. The website has over 100 career videos.
HashTags: #NEWManufacturingAlliance
Link to Details: https://newmfgalliance.org/educators-students/all-stars-magazines/
Program Contact: Ann Franz, Executive Director
Phone: (920) 498-5587
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Door | Florence | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Marinette | Marquette | Menoninee | Oconto | Outagamie | Shawano | Sheboygan | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

All Star Awards

NEW Digital Alliance

Organization: NEW Digital Alliance
Program Description: Advance collaboration efforts that promote tech health of the region.
HashTags: #IT Careers, #Digital, #Northeast Wisconsin, #Alliance, #jobs
Link to Details: https://newdigitalalliance.org/
Program Contact: Kim Iversen, Director
Phone: (920) 312-7040
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Door | Florence | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Marinette | Marquette | Menoninee | Oconto | Outagamie | Shawano | Sheboygan | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago

NEW Digital Alliance
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Youth Apprenticeship /Inspire

Organization: CESA 6
Program Description: Serving students and employer connections through work-based learning programs and career exploration activities
HashTags: #YA #Inspire #Youth #SchoolPartnerships
Link to Details: https://www.cesa6.org/services/youth-apprenticeship/?breadAdjust=1
Program Contact: Tania Kilpatrick, Director, College and Career Readiness Center
Phone: (920) 236-0531
Email: tkilpatrick@cesa6.org
Counties Where Available: Brown | Calumet | Fond du Lac | Green Lake | Kewaunee | Manitowoc | Outagamie | Waupaca | Winnebago

Youth Apprenticeship
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Industry Alliances

Industry Alliances

Corporations, Businesses, Economic Development leaders and Communities come together in the New North region to support the alignment of region’s key industries in workforce development training, internships, mentoring, education curriculum, and hiring practices. Find out more on the New North Industry Alliances.

Industry Alliances
Industry Alliances