Backed by a $23.1 million, four -year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, INTERFACE is a statewide project with participation from all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System to develop, improve, and expand adult educational training pathways to careers in information technology-related occupations in Business, Information Technology, Healthcare, Logistics, Automation, and Manufacturing.
One of the most pressing needs for businesses in Wisconsin, as well as the nation, is for workers to have basic to advanced levels of information technology (IT) skills. The Department of Labor notes that, “In today’s global economy, advancement in technology applications extend across multiple industries, creating the demand for transferable, basic IT skills and competencies among new hires and incumbent workers at almost all levels of employment.”
Populations to be Served
Over 3,000 Veterans, TAA-eligible and other dislocated workers and other adult learners.
3M, After Hours Computer Repair, APAC Customers Services Inc., Bootstrap Business Solutions, CDW, Collaborative Domestic Solution Center, Core BTS Inc., Coulee Bank, Doctors Foster & Smith, Footlockercom Inc., Hydrite Chemical Co., IDEXX Laboratories, JAMF Software, Manpower, McCain Foods Inc., McCain Foods USA, Menards, Midwest Communications, Miles Kimball Company, NewPage, Nsight, One Prospect Technologies, Packers Chemical Inc., Pine Haven Christian Communities, Prent Thermoforming, Printpack Inc., Rapid Control Systems, Reinders, Rivers Bend Health & Rehab, Rocky Knoll Health Care Center, Sajan, Seats, Sheboygan Senior Community, TDS, TTM Technologies, UnitedHealth Group, UW Health Partners, Wausau Financial Systems and Werner Electric Supply.
Public Workforce Partners
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development—Job Service Centers.
INTERFACE Project Manager
Kathy Spada, Northcentral Technical College
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