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Second program on region’s changing demographics to focus on education

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WAUSAU — The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB) to offer a series of programs on the region’s changing demographics. The programs’ focus will be on how this shift will impact the region’s workforce.

The second program in this series, Repositioning Public Education in the Changing Demography, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at DC Everest Senior High School in Weston. The event will offer a panel which will include:

The first program in this series, The Changing Demographics of Central Wisconsin, was held last month and can be viewed on the Chamber’s YouTube channel. All programs in this series are free and open to the public.

A phenomenon that some experts term ‘The Silver Tsunami’ has begun. A large wave of baby boomer retirements, coupled with a decline in the population size of the replacement generation will leave the region without enough skilled workforce to meet the needs of the businesses who drive the area’s economic vitality. All industry sectors are impacted – retail, commercial, health care, finance, insurance and manufacturing.

Communities around Wisconsin, and throughout the upper Midwest, face the same set of demographic challenges. Due to the demographic shift, communities and businesses now face fierce competition for limited human capital.

No registration is required to attend this event. For more information on this event visit WausauChamber.com or call 715-845-6231.

Photo: The Changing Demographics of Central Wisconsin program was hosted by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board at John Muir Middle School on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

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