Webinar: Wisconsin’s RISE Initiative: Basic Skills, Bridges & Career Ladders

To build a 21st century workforce and find ways to deal with the increasing skills mismatch in Ontario, stakeholders from across the province must explore new and innovative options to educate and train Ontarians for in-demand jobs - including lower-skilled adults who have traditionally had difficulty finding and keeping work. Investigating models and methods that are working elsewhere is a good place to start.

Join Essential Skills Ontario and Colleges Ontario, Wednesday, February 27 from 10:00AM-11:30AM ET for ‘Wisconsin’s RISE Initiative: Basic Skills, Bridges and Career Ladders’, a webinar presentation and panel discussion by acclaimed guest speaker Mark Johnson along with his colleagues Karen Showers, Amy Charles and Sandra Schmit, from the Wisconsin Technical College System. This webinar will cover the RISE Initiative in Wisconsin - one of the United States’ most successful projects involving moving adults living in poverty into sustainable employment.

The goal of the RISE initiative is to hold secure careers for low-income Wisconsin adults and a skilled workforce for employers by increasing the number of low-skilled adults who earn postsecondary credentials associated with high-demand jobs. The program engages the business community at both the state and regional levels.

In this special one and a half hour webinar, participants will:
• Learn about Wisconsin RISE and the success of its initiatives
• Learn the critical role of the states’ basic skills and college programs
• Discover lessons learned from the implementation and continuation of the program in order to give ideas as to what a model might look like in Ontario
• Have a chance to ask in-depth questions to our panel in our extended question period

*Please note that spots are limited, however the webinar will be recorded and made available on our Spotlight on Learning website at www.spotlightonlearning.ca

To register for the webinar please visit http://spotlightonlearning.ca/content/february-2013-0

News Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2013