We can do it by reaching young people earlier and introduce them to the world of work and potential careers in the region. The Milwaukee metro area is projected to see the gap between available jobs and available workforce increase to 100,000 by 2023. These unfilled job openings are the result of modest economic growth, an aging workforce and a declining working-age population.

To respond to this workforce challenge, the M7 Talent Partnership has launched the GROW HERE Campaign to keep young, talented workers in the Milwaukee Region. The campaign facilitates career-based learning experiences for students so they are better prepared to enter and succeed in the workforce. The initiative connects businesses, students, educators and community organizations through the Inspire web-based platform and creates opportunities for ongoing interactions.

THE GOAL:
Provide 200,000 career-based learning experiences with businesses by 2020.

IMPACT:

  • Participating companies experience significant improvement in time-to-fill and retention rates so your business can GROW HERE.
  • Young people understand regional career opportunities and choose career paths in industries that allow them to GROW HERE.
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