DWD Publishes 2023 Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council Annual Report
2 Oct 2023
Wisconsin agriculture is becoming more technologically advanced, and the Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council's (WAEWDC) 2023 annual report highlights the need for a strong and highly trained workforce that can manage the complex agriculture systems that are emerging in the industry.
These advanced systems cover challenging and exciting areas such as robotics, digital sensors and satellite imagery, according to the annual report, which the council recently approved.
"As agriculture expands into new areas, career possibilities grow," said Amy Pechacek, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and one of the council's Executive Committee members. "To attract young talent, we need to promote employment opportunities and work with partners to develop career pathways that maintain a thriving agricultural sector, which accounts for nearly 12% of the state's employment. DWD welcomes the recommendations of the Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council as we continue to strengthen Wisconsin's workforce for the 21st century and beyond."