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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Monday, September 26, 2016
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DWD Officials Encourage Milwaukee Area Business Leaders to Attend Internship Strategies Workshop

Fourth in a series of workshops to be held September 29 at Concordia University

MADISON – Officials from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), University of Wisconsin System (UW System) and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) will be at Concordia University on Thursday, September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Workforce Alignment – Internship Strategies Workshop. Employers with existing internship programs and employers who are interested in implementing an internship program are strongly encouraged to attend this free event.

Internship programs not only benefit the student, but also the employer. Employers are able to observe students in action before hire, while students are able to demonstrate their skills in a work setting. It is proven that students who intern for a Wisconsin company are more likely to stay in Wisconsin after graduation, making internship programs a valuable workforce retention strategy.

To register for the event.