Milwaukee 7 manufacturing companies looking to attract, develop and/or retain talent have numerous resources they can turn to:

Government agencies

  • DWD
  • WEDC
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Be Bold I, II, III
  • Paranet

Industrial trade & business associations

  • Waukesha County Business Manufacturing Alliance
  • WMEP
  • Tool Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin
  • MRA
  • Paranet

Economic development organizations

  • WEDC
  • WMC
  • NGM council
  • manufacturing Careers Partnership
  • IBAW Independent Business Association of Wisconsin
  • Local BIDS/Industrial Park Consortia
  • Menomonee Valley Partners (Milwaukee)
  • South Suburban Chamber of Commerce
  • MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives
  • Waukesha County Business Alliance
  • City of Milwaukee Business & Neighborhood Improvement Districts
  • Milwaukee County Economic Development Corporation
  • Washington County Economic Development
  • Ozaukee County Economic Development
  • Kenosha Area Business Alliance
  • City of Racine
  • Walworth County Economic Development Manufacturing Alliance

Industry cluster consortia

  • The Water Council
  • Midwest Energy Research Consortium
  • FaB Wisconsin
  • M7 Next Generation Manufacturing Council

Staffing and placement organizations

Workforce Investment Boards

  • Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB)
  • Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington counties (WOW)
  • Southeast Workforce Investment Board

Post-secondary education and customized training

  • Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Gateway Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin – Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
  • Marquette University
  • Mount Mary University
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)

K-12 Education

  • CTE Schools
  • GPS Partners for Education
  • Youth Apprenticeship (DWD)
  • Inspire Wisconsin
  • Skills2Schools
  • MMAC/COSBE Be the Spark Tours for 7th grade students
  • Heavy Metal Tours
  • PLTW
  • STEM Forward
  • Discovery World
  • Junior Achievement
  • Skills USA