The U.S. Department of Labor and the President's National Hire Veterans Committee have implemented a nationwide campaign entitled "Hire Vets First". This campaign is to heighten employer awareness of the diverse capabilities, broad range of skills, excellent training and proven character of our veterans.
Wisconsin Workers Win is a training program that has been created by 2011 Act 123. The Department of Workforce Development will match current unemployment insurance claimants who volunteer to participate with companies that have current job openings that program participants could fill. This real-world job training experience will prepare claimants to return to the workplace and gain skills while training with an employer.
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that helps build a job seeker’s confidence and verifies that his or her skills match an employer’s needs. The backbone of this NCRC initiative is ACT, Inc.’s WorkKeys job skill assessment system which includes the three core assessments of Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information -- skills that are highly important to the majority of jobs in the workplace.