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Report: Wisconsin still lags in college degrees held by workforce, leads elsewhere

NorthStar Economics and the Wisconsin Technology Council have released a report detailing the strengths of Wisconsin in the new economy and the difficulties that still need to be addressed to ensure the quality of the state's future workforce.

Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still pointed out that other states such as New Hampshire and Massachusetts have lost 10 to 15 percent ......

Full article >>> in is so-called brain drain, the tendency of the college-educated population in Wisconsin to shrink as measured against the national average. The NorthStar/WTC report found that there is still some cause for concern in this area. Among Wisconsinites 25 and older, the percentage with bachelor degrees or higher was 25.6 percent in 2004, compared to the national average of 27.7 percent.


Full article >>> ing their working relationships with the private sector and the practice of having students do hands-on job training at businesses. Ward also noted the ability of the tech schools to seek out advice about changes in business fields and to respond to market conditions.

"[The tech schools] tend to have a little more flexibility in terms of gearing up and closing types of training programs,......

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'"/> By Eric Kleefeld 06/08/05

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