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Partnerships Building to Narrow the Chippewa Valley Skills Gap

Posted by Christina on June 7th, 2014

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation (Eau Claire Area EDC), with the generous financial support of Realityworks, Inc., has licensed the interactive website from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire county economic development corporations have partnered to share the annual subscription cost. Chambers of Commerce located in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie have also agreed to each provide free promotion.

Skill Gap website will connect business with education and education with business, where work-based learning opportunities will be posted by businesses. Students and their counselors will then have access to explore and participate in these opportunities, such as internships and guest speaking. A website pilot will take roll out this spring, with a total of 16 high school districts participating in the fall of 2014. This is a wonderful opportunity for employers to have a business profile on the website and the ability to offer work-based learning experiences to high school students.

There is no cost for schools or businesses/organizations to participate. If you are interested in having a profile on the website for your business/organization, contact Pat Trowbridge

Sponsors of the website will be featured on website banners and acknowledged in all media promotions. Sponsorships are available on an annual basis (August 1, 2014-July 31, 2015) at a cost of $2,000 annually. To learn more about sponsorship contact your county economic development corporation –

  • Chippewa 715-723-7150
  • Dunn 715-232-4009
  • Eau Claire 715-834-0070