Talent Development efforts address workforce needs

After another exciting WERCBench Demo Day it’s important to note that while WERCBench Labs is our showcase accelerator program we want to report other workforce ventures we’re been involved in as well.  

 “The big news is the activity happening in our facility at the Century City Tower,” said Jacquin Davidson, Managing Director of WERCBench Labs. “We have five new startups operating at M-WERC taking advantage of our prototyping facility and office space.”

 Through a number of partnerships M-WERC continues to drive workforce development training efforts with organizations like Innovative Educational Solutions Institute (IESI). IESI is training workers on electronic assembly and testing as well as CNC machining and mechanical assembly. 

“Through these partnerships we’re not only working to address the workforce needs of our partners, we’re addressing the unemployment issues in our neighborhoods which are three times of the state unemployment rate,” said Davidson. 

M-WERC is working to facilitate efforts to train solar installation and construction efforts through a partnership with “Hands On” an organization that is also located in the M-WERC facility. They are working on a pre-apprentice provider program through the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. 

 For more information on what other talent development efforts are underway or to find out how you can get involved. please contact Jacquin Davidson directly at jdavidson@m-werc.org.

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