News Release

Published on Thursday, October 20, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College will host a discussion on a unified approach to meeting the needs of skilled workers in the Seven Rivers Region. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2:30-4:40 p.m. in Room 200 of WWTC’s Academic Resource Center, 7th and Badger St., La Crosse.

Educators, employers, workforce development and economic development professionals are encouraged to attend this informative look at WorkKeys, a tool for career assessment and job profiling.

The WorkKeys system works by analyzing jobs to ascertain skill prerequisites for career success, assessing the current skill level of an individual, and targeting instruction to fill identified gaps.

“WorkKeys assessments can get to the root of the skills necessary to be successful in a job,” said Kris Bernacki, WWTC representative who is coordinating the event. “I’d like to see our high schools, technical college, and employers more aligned with common criteria for identifying proficiencies that will lead to work success.”

The event is free of charge. To register, contact Bernacki at 608.785.9439 or bernackik@wwtc.edu.

For information about other WWTC programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at wwtc.edu.