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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

Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Governor Proclaims November as Career Development Month in Wisconsin

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed November 2016 as Career Development Month in Wisconsin to highlight career development services that contribute to Wisconsin's economy by preparing adults and youth across the state for in-demand occupations to fill current and future job openings with a robust talent pipeline.

"Wisconsin is investing in proactive strategies to address the critical and growing need for skilled workers across industries throughout the state now and in the future," said Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen. "Throughout November, DWD will highlight training initiatives that are helping workers at Wisconsin businesses obtain career advancement opportunities and preparing our youth to enter the workforce."

Examples of DWD's career development strategies include: