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Skills to Build


Employ Milwaukee’s Skills To Build grant program is for jobseekers interested in, and businesses engaged in, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology (IT) or Professional/Technical Services (Line Installers, Mapping/Surveying, Civil Engineering, for example) – industries and occupations critical to meeting the goals of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) enacted in early 2022.

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The goals of the program are to:

  • Train jobseekers in Advanced Manufacturing; Information Technology; and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services occupations that support renewable energy, transportation, and broadband infrastructure sectors tied to BIL investments. 
  • Help businesses in these industries fill their talent pipeline with trained, qualified candidates as well as other resources such as Internships, Apprenticeships, On-The-Job Training, and Incumbent Worker Training. 


Career Pathways to meet the future skilled workforce needs for high-demand jobs in Renewable Energy, Transportation and Broadband Infrastructure include: 

Advanced Manufacturing: 
  • Assemblers
  • Inspectors
  • Testers
  • Fabricators for products such as electric motors or hybrid engines
  • Semiconductor Technicians
  • Broadband Equipment Manufacturing
Information Technologies:
  • Software Developers
  • Software QA Analysts and Testers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
Professional and Technical Services:
  • Telecommunications
  • Equipment Installers
  • Line Installers/Repairers
  • Mapping/Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
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Want to Get Involved?

Whether you are an individual interested in learning more about skills training,  or a business interested in learning more about resources to fill your talent pipeline or upskill your current workforce, contact the Skills to Build team at: to learn more. 


EMI will regionally scale this program across the 7-county southeastern Wisconsin area, by partnering with multiple training entities, industry organizations, as well as the WOW Workforce Development Board (Waukesha, Ozaukee & Washington counties).  The Skills to Build program will meld together evidence-based strategies, local industry needs, and worker voice to create a strong and equitable infrastructure workforce in southeastern Wisconsin that fills the high demand of jobs created by extraordinary federal investments.   


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Skills To Build is funded in whole or part by the Department of Labor Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant.

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