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Dec 06, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies

Bridges are innovative approaches to skill delivery that help adults in need of basic skills or English Language Learning succeed in post-secondary training. Leading to career-path employment or further learning in a specific industry or occupational sector, bridges at Wisconsin's technical colleges typically link basic skills development with occupational skills training and accelerate the transition from pre-college to college level work.


Wisconsin Bridges Case Studies profiles various bridge programs that are being piloted throughout the state. This case study discusses the CNC Skills Institute at Western Technical College. 


The case study was excerpted from:
Building Bridges in Wisconsin: Connecting Working Adults with College Credentials and Career Advancement

Dec 06, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies

Bridges are innovative approaches to skill delivery that help adults in need of basic skills or English Language Learning succeed in post-secondary training. Leading to career-path employment or further learning in a specific industry or occupational sector, bridges at Wisconsin's technical colleges typically link basic skills development with occupational skills training and accelerate the transition from pre-college to college level work.


Wisconsin Bridges Case Studies profiles various bridge programs that are being piloted throughout the state. This case study discusses the English Langage Learning/Certified Nursing Assistant (ELL/CNA) Bridge at Northcentral Technical College.  


The case study was excerpted from:
Building Bridges in Wisconsin: Connecting Working Adults with College Credentials and Career Advancement

Dec 06, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies

Bridges are innovative approaches to skill delivery that help adults in need of basic skills or English Language Learning succeed in post-secondary training. Leading to career-path employment or further learning in a specific industry or occupational sector, bridges at Wisconsin's technical colleges typically link basic skills development with occupational skills training and accelerate the transition from pre-college to college level work.


Wisconsin Bridges Case Studies profiles various bridge programs that are being piloted throughout the state. This case study discusses the Artisan Baking/Culinary Bridge at Moraine Park Technical College.


The case study was excerpted from:
Building Bridges in Wisconsin: Connecting Working Adults with College Credentials and Career Advancement

Dec 06, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies

Bridges are innovative approaches to skill delivery that help adults in need of basic skills or English Language Learning succeed in post-secondary training. Leading to career-path employment or further learning in a specific industry or occupational sector, bridges at Wisconsin's technical colleges typically link basic skills development with occupational skills training and accelerate the transition from pre-college to college level work.


Wisconsin Bridges Case Studies profiles various bridge programs that are being piloted throughout the state. This case study discusses the Science/Math Developmental-Postsecondary Bridge at Madison Area Technical College.


The case study was excerpted from:
Building Bridges in Wisconsin: Connecting Working Adults with College Credentials and Career Advancement

Dec 06, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies

Bridges are innovative approaches to skill delivery that help adults in need of basic skills or English Language Learning succeed in post-secondary training. Leading to career-path employment or further learning in a specific industry or occupational sector, bridges at Wisconsin's technical colleges typically link basic skills development with occupational skills training and accelerate the transition from pre-college to college level work.


Wisconsin Bridges Case Studies profiles various bridge programs that are being piloted throughout the state. This case study discusses the Production MIG Welding Bridge at Chippewa Valley Technical College.


The case study was excerpted from:
Building Bridges in Wisconsin: Connecting Working Adults with College Credentials and Career Advancement

Laura Dresser and Adrienne Pagac | Dec 01, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies

Direct care workers labor in the homes of the elderly, frail, and people with disabilities, to provide them with critical hands-on care and support to lead independed lives.

 

This paper offers data on the in-home direct care workforce, wages and benefits in those jobs, and discusses issues related to working conditions and labor law. Information is provided on why low wages and benefits for in-home care workers are a social problem, not just a problem for individuals. Finally, key strategies to improve in-home direct care jobs are discussed.

Nov 16, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills

Coinciding with the Economic Policy Institute’s release of a report documenting trends in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) in the nation and states, the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) released this brief documenting ESI trends in Wisconsin.

Laura Dresser, Joel Rogers, and Edo Navot | Sep 06, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin, Jobs & Skills: Wisconsin Economy, Workers & Policy

The State of Working Wisconsin is a biennial report, produced by COWS, that offers a comprehensive review of the status of jobs and workers in Wisconsin. On alternate years, we produce a short update report instead of the full report. The State of Working Wisconsin is filled with data and analysis on jobs, wages, poverty, and income, as well as an account of economic inequality in the state.

 

The State of Working Wisconsin 2010 documents the impact of the Great Recession on Wisconsin workers.

Jessa Lewis Valentine and Adrienne Pagac | May 05, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Jobs & Skills: Job Quality & Industry Studies
This report presents recent data and analysis on the educational and workforce challenges facing Wisconsin, and provides an overview of statewide efforts to meet this challenge by moving more working adults through the educational pipeline and towards family-sustaining careers. It focuses specifically on various initiatives called "bridges" that are being pioneered at technical colleges across the state to help low-income adults access and succeed in postsecondary training.
Apr 20, 2010
Category: Jobs & Skills, Wisconsin

This report from COWS and the Wisconsin Women's Council shows that despite the growing importance of women’s contribution to the labor force and to household incomes, the gender wage gap stubbornly persists irrespective of age, race, or level of education. In 2009, Wisconsin women earned, on average, only 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Moreover, women continue to be concentrated in occupations that are low-wage and low-quality.