DWD releases SFY 2022 Wisconsin Agricultural Training and Workforce Growth Council Report

September 8, 2022

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Tony Evers, Governor

Amy Pechacek, Secretary-designee

Division of Workforce Growth

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Madison, WI 53707-7946

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MADISON – From including new agricultural profession pathways to making ready college students by agricultural education schemes, the Wisconsin Agricultural Training and Workforce Growth Council (WAEWDC) highlights the significance of agri-business in Wisconsin in its 2022 annual report.

The report showcases agriculture as a worthwhile and thrilling profession path and displays the council’s function in advising and informing state businesses, academic establishments, and the Wisconsin Legislature on issues associated to agricultural training and workforce improvement. The council helps appeal to, develop, and retain the superior workforce required to develop Wisconsin’s manufacturing in agriculture, agribusiness, meals, and pure useful resource sectors.

Particularly, the council works to:

  1. Improve the hiring and retention of well-qualified staff in industries associated to agriculture, meals, and pure sources.
  2. Promote the coordination of academic methods to develop, prepare, and retrain staff for present and future careers associated to agriculture, meals, and pure sources.
  3. Develop assist for employment in fields associated to agriculture, meals, and pure sources.
  4. Suggest insurance policies and different adjustments to enhance the effectivity of the event and provision of agricultural training throughout academic methods.

“Competitors for employees is powerful statewide and agriculture is not any exception. Agriculture is a big driver of the state’s economic system, contributing $104.8 billion in gross sales yearly and accounting for almost 12% of the state’s employment,” DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek mentioned. “Going ahead, selling these employment alternatives and dealing with companions to develop profession pathways shall be important to draw younger expertise and keep a thriving agricultural sector. DWD welcomes the suggestions of the Wisconsin Agricultural Training and Workforce Growth Council as we proceed to construct and strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce for the twenty first century and past.”

The WAEWDC annual report contains opinions of agricultural education schemes offered by Wisconsin’s academic methods and establishments: the Wisconsin Division of Public Instruction (DPI), Wisconsin Technical Faculty System, College of Wisconsin System, and UW–Madison’s Division of Extension. It additionally contains particulars on the targets and actions of the WAEWDC throughout state fiscal yr 2022.

“This council consists of people devoted to the way forward for Wisconsin agriculture,” Council Chair Sara Schoenborn mentioned. “Collectively, we’ve got developed targets that may strengthen the agriculture trade and its subsequent era of leaders. It’s inspiring to see what a distinction the council is making in the present day and the plans they’re making for a good better affect tomorrow.”

Highlighted within the report is the Council’s dedication to its mission by setting attainable targets, with subcommittees centered on implementing and attaining these targets, which embrace:

  • Supporting agricultural training instructors and discovering efficient methods to achieve each pupil to focus on the alternatives accessible in agriculture in a optimistic, purposeful manner.
  • Partnering with DPI to embrace and promote the event of a statewide agriculture pathway.
  • Researching present developments, evaluating established views, and creating a branding, advertising and marketing, and public outreach plan for careers in agriculture.

“The Wisconsin Agricultural Training and Workforce Growth Council is concentrated on its three targets to assist agricultural training instructors, develop a statewide agriculture pathway, and promote agricultural careers,” DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski mentioned. “I’m proud to collaborate with authorities, training, and trade companions to advance this work and develop Wisconsin’s future agricultural workforce.”

Wisconsin Agricultural Training and Workforce Growth Council Annual Report


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