jobs http://wxpr.org en Construction Training Program Welcomes Less Traditional Workers http://wxpr.org/post/construction-training-program-welcomes-less-traditional-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A job training program is looking to help women and minorities join the construction trade. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Transportation Alliance for New Solutions- or TRANS program - starts later this month.&nbsp; Coordinator Kim </span>Kircher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the 120-hour course will cover everything from math skills to hands-on use of tools. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:31:37 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12683 at http://wxpr.org Construction Training Program Welcomes Less Traditional Workers "Heavy Metal" Appeals to Students http://wxpr.org/post/heavy-metal-appeals-students <p></p><p>WXPR&#39;s Ken Krall took a look at the future with some Northwoods 8th graders&nbsp; at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. He took the &quot;Heavy Metal Tour.&quot;</p><p>Not a rock band, but a job fair of sorts: the &quot;Heavy Metal Tour&quot; is sponsored by Nicolet College,&nbsp; North Central Technical College, 27 manufacturing employers, and boards and alliances.</p><p>Rene Daniels from North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board says the goal is to give 8th graders a look at careers they might not have considered.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:31:20 +0000 Ken Krall 9084 at http://wxpr.org "Heavy Metal" Appeals to Students 250,000: A Magic Number For Jobs? http://wxpr.org/post/250000-magic-number-jobs <p>One side stands by the story, the other says it wasn't accurate. &nbsp;Did Governor Walker say the state won't actually create 250,000 jobs? &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ken </span>Krall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the details. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week, </span>WJFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> TV in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked to Governor Scott Walker in Merrill.</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:03:39 +0000 Ken Krall 7237 at http://wxpr.org 250,000: A Magic Number For Jobs?