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Closing the Skills Gap in Wisconsin with Career Education and Training

Like many states, Wisconsin expects to see thousands of jobs created in the next five to ten years as the United States continues its slow recovery from the recession.

That’s the good part.

Now for the part that could be better…

Currently, there is a skills gap. In other words, some say that people don’t have the skills that will be needed to fill these positions.

A recent article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel put it this way, “Wisconsin will need an estimated 925,000 skilled workers by 2018 to replace those on the verge of retiring and to keep up with the creation of new jobs. About 588,000 of those jobs will require two years of postsecondary training.”

But it’s not just any kind of training. The biggest need is for people to get training that can help them fill positions in the local area. The article quotes Tim Sullivan, the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment Chair, who says that “too many young people get a degree that doesn’t lead to a job and then have a “do-over” in the technical college system so that they are employable.”

Kind of sounds to me like it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to train for a career to begin with, don’t you think?

If you are the type of person who is thinking about getting started on your career path, consider giving Anthem College-Brookfield a call. Located near the Milwaukee area, Anthem College-Brookfield works to train students for careers in the healthcare field. Degree and diploma programs include: Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, and Surgical Technologist.

And best of all, a 2010 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says healthcare support positions in Wisconsin should account for over 100,000 new positions through 2018. According to the report, many of these positions will require at least “some college.”

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services at Anthem College-Brookfield, visit our website or call us today at 855.268.4368. We look forward to hearing from you!

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