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Earl Buford

Earl Buford, President and CEO of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board.

Buford is a member of the Board of Directors of Safe & Sound.

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Workforce Leaders of 12 Urban Midwest Workforce Development Boards Gather to Sign Agreement Creating an Unprecedented Partnership and Begin Regional Strategic Planning
Safe & Sound Welcomes Two New Board Directors
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Safe & Sound Welcomes Two New Board Directors

The new board directors bring significant workforce, economic and community engagement experience.

Mayor Barrett, Employ Milwaukee, HACM and Blue 1647 Kick Off TechHire IT Training Program at the Milwaukee TechForce Training Center
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Mayor Barrett, Employ Milwaukee, HACM and Blue 1647 Kick Off TechHire IT Training Program at the Milwaukee TechForce Training Center

Employ Milwaukee and its partner Blue 1647 are providing training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in certain IT occupations.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Mayor Tom Barrett Announces $6 Million for Workforce Development to Employ Milwaukee
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Mayor Tom Barrett Announces $6 Million for Workforce Development to Employ Milwaukee

The funds will be used to train 1,430 individuals, and coordinate regional planning to attract and retain businesses.

30th Street Corridor Wins $200,000 Grant

30th Street Corridor Wins $200,000 Grant

Federal green infrastructure grant could help transform area some call “Blackfish Bay.”

Northwest Side CDC Advancing The North Corridor Vision
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Northwest Side CDC Advancing The North Corridor Vision

Keynote and discussion presented “The 30th Street Corridor Like You’ve Never Seen It Before”

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

Promising effort employs minorities in construction, needs more monitoring and funding.

Mayor Barrett Announces Grant for Training in Technology Fields
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Mayor Barrett Announces Grant for Training in Technology Fields

Department of Labor Funds Allow Residents to Develop Skills for In-Demand Tech Jobs

Community Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of New Training Center for Tech Jobs
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Community Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of New Training Center for Tech Jobs

Milwaukee TechForce Training Center Is Co-Located With The Adult Learning Center

Gun Issue Highlights Potawatomi Charity

Gun Issue Highlights Potawatomi Charity

Potawatomi touts new charity program, and Barrett laments killing of kids.

MetroGO! event to discuss link between transportation, jobs
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MetroGO! event to discuss link between transportation, jobs

Many employers formerly accessible by transit are no longer reachable that way; 13% of county households don't have use of a car

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Announces New Commitment of $200,000 in Workforce Development Funding on Couture and Streetcar Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar

Mayor offers historic address to council committee on streetcar and it gains their approval. Only one person speaks in opposition.

Corridor of Dreams: How to Train Workers
Corridor of Dreams

How to Train Workers

Without the right training and opportunities for workers, the 30th Street Corridor will fail. Third story of a series.

Entry Level Manufacturing Skills Foundry Training Class to Graduate, Friday, August 8th
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Entry Level Manufacturing Skills Foundry Training Class to Graduate, Friday, August 8th

On Friday, August 8th WRTP/BIG STEP in partnership with MAWIB will honor 19 graduates from the Mayor's Manufacturing Partnership.

Mark Kessenich to Lead Organization
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Mark Kessenich to Lead Organization

Mark Kessenich has been named interim President and CEO of WRTP/BIG STEP.

$250,000 Bucyrus Foundation gift will expand welding lab at MPS’ Bradley Tech H.S.
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$250,000 Bucyrus Foundation gift will expand welding lab at MPS’ Bradley Tech H.S.

Expands access to an in-demand career pathway