In this post, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, describes the employment opportunities discussed at the Sturtevant forum held at the Gateway Technical College’s Sturtevant campus. Participants discussed the importance of retaining Wisconsin’s new college graduates in the state by offering a wide range of employment opportunities. They stressed the importance of learning the lessons from the success of the South Carolina BMW assembly plant as both Volvo and Foxconn move forward with their local expansion plans.
The opportunities for lucrative growth sound very attractive. Tom Still concluded that the theme of the upbeat meeting could be described as, “Wisconsin First.”
What do employers expect from college graduates they hire? Do they want an emphasis on STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math – or a liberal arts background that may be more adaptable?
In this new article, the president of the Wisconsin Technology Council discusses some of the employment trade-offs, plans for curriculum changes at UW-Madison and LifeMapping, a soon-to-be incorporated company tied to the UW-Madison Department of Geography to help students explore their options.
Wisconsin’s internet connections, from its most rural settings to under-served neighborhoods in its largest cities, may benefit from a diverse range of broadband technologies, soon to make their way to the Wisconsin Legislature.
In a new article, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, describes two examples of technologies getting attention in Wisconsin and elsewhere because of their potential for improved connections.
The energy marketplace has embraced renewable energy production as part of a balanced portfolio.
As Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council writes:
“Despite President Trump’s oft-repeated affinity for coal and a recent spike in U.S. production, energy experts don’t expect a long-term surge in coal production for power plants. There are two main reasons: More natural gas plants are coming on line and renewable sources, mainly wind, are filling the energy gap in many parts of the country.”