ACT for Healthcare Project

Backed by a $19.9 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in 2014, ACT for Healthcare is a statewide project with participation from all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System to develop, improve, and expand adult education training pathways to careers in healthcare related occupations.

The ACT for Healthcare $15 million project is a collaborative effort between Wisconsin’s technical colleges to provide training and support services to TAA-eligible workers, veterans, and other adults, preparing them for high-growth careers in the healthcare industry. The project will build on the previous rounds of TAACCCT funding in Wisconsin, engaging educators, employers, workforce systems, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the WTCS to expand, enhance, and deliver industry-relevant training to adult learners.

ACT for Healthcare includes a separate $4.9 million project to significantly advance state career pathway systems. This project, called Advancing Careers for TAA and Transitioners, or ACT2, will bring dedicated and directed cohesion to existing practices and take career pathway advancement in Wisconsin to greater scale and alignment.

Populations to be Served

The target populations are TAA-eligible and other dislocated workers, Veterans and adult learners.

Employer Partners

Agnesian HealthCare, Align LLC, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspirus Senior Health, American Geriatrics Society, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Medical Group, Brentwood Senior Living, Inc., Brookside Care Center, Coulee Council on Addictions, Dove Healthcare West, East Troy Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, Fosnow Adult Family Homes, Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Golden Living Center-Superior, Greater Green Bay Healthcare Alliance, Green County EMS, Inc., Holton Manor, Hospice Alliance, Interim HealthCare, Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc, Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Meister Cheese Company, Memorial Medical Center, Mercy Health System, Meriter-UnityPoint Health, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., Ministry Health Care, Ministry Medical Group, Monroe Clinic, Planned Parenthood, Prevea Health, ProHealth Care, Rennes Health and Rehab Centers, Riverview Medical Center, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Sacred Heart Hospital, Scenic Rivers Health Education Center, Shopko, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Stoney River Assisted Living and Rehab, Upland Hills Health Inc., UW Health, Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Public Workforce Partners

Department of Workforce Development, North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (WDB), Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Northwest Wisconsin WIB, Southwest Wisconsin WDB, Walworth County WDB, West Central Wisconsin WDB on behalf of the Regional Healthcare Sector Alliance, Western Wisconsin WDB, Wisconsin Workforce Development Association, WDB of South Central Wisconsin, and Workforce Resource, Inc.