Rather than employers having openings, but not being able to find qualified candidates due to the ever-present skills gap, Work Today will aim to find out what openings employers have first and then train potential candidates so that they will be qualified for the available job. “It will be a short-term training center for people with little-to-no experience,” said Robert Borremans, Executive Director of Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. “It's a wonderful idea.” The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program aims to provide funding to local organizations that are able to enhance and strengthen communities.
has a really strong private sector and we just hope that this can help us with the skills gap,” Loudenbeck said at Friday’s presentation. “We're hoping that with Work Today
we'll be able to find employers, find candidates, and work together to get that job filled.” Borremans believes that Beloit
is an ideal place for the program to be hosted.