News Release

Published on Monday, July 25, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College will be hosting a national telecast titled “Building a 21st Century World Class Workforce” on Wednesday, July 27. This free event will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 203 of the Coleman Center, 304 6th St. N., La Crosse, and is open to the public.

The telecast will include discussion on what it takes to build a workforce that can compete in a global market; a new streamlined workforce development system in the state of Mississippi; and a technical/community college perspective of how local efforts are putting these concepts into practice.

The session features panelists David Bearden, principal deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development; Ms. Emily DeRocco, assistant secretary, Employment and Training Administration, United States Department of Labor; The Honorable Haley Barbour, governor, State of Mississippi; Dr. P. Anthony Zeiss, president, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC; and Dennis Donovan, executive vice president of human resources, The Home Depot.

Following the telecast, there will be time for discussion and comments from local participants.

For more information on the telecast, call Colleen Clark at 608.785.9232 or visit