When the ManPower Group conducted a study in 2018 indicating a significant gap in workforce supply and demand throughout Southeast Wisconsin, RCEDC (Racine County Economic Development Corporation) and partnering organizations took it upon themselves to tackle this gap head on.
Understanding the gap would only grow as businesses continue to migrate to the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor, the Greater Racine County (GRC) initiative was developed to attract and retain qualified talent to supplement the needs of current and future employers.
As the workforce gap continues to grow, the need for an educated workforce becomes more critical. Among several elements affecting workforce recruitment, higher education is arguably one of the most important. With local institutions such as Carthage College, Gateway Technical College (GTC) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, never has increasing enrollment and graduation rates been more critical to the economic vitality of the region.