UW-Green Bay connects employees and employers at Learning While Earning Expo

A collaboration with Brown County Job Center at the Greater Green Bay Chamber

Green Bay, WI — UW-Green Bay connects employees and employers at an exciting, new and forward-thinking event – Learning While Earning Expo on Wednesday, May 3, from 1-5 p.m. at Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay. The event encourages high school students, college students and job seekers to connect with area employers who are committed to the long-term growth of employees with tuition and education assistance.

If employers are struggling to attract or retain high performers, tuition assistance could be the solution. According to a report by Gallup, 45% of Millennials report they would change their job for tuition reimbursement benefits. In addition, 43% of working adults are unaware if their employer offers such a program, according to a report by the Lumina Foundation.

“The purpose of the Learning While Earning Expo is to introduce businesses that have strong tuition assistance programs with potential employees,” said Jess Lambrecht, Executive Officer, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. “Our goal is to facilitate the connection between potential employees and employers and help anyone who wants to learn to achieve their ultimate career goals through education. Training and development is highly critical to our regional workforce needs, and community members are looking for a  more affordable approach to their educational goals.”

Come Talk to Area Employers

Fifteen to twenty employers will be available to share details about their tuition assistance programs, including the sampling below. Learn more about opportunities with employers committed to long-term career growth.

  • Advocate Health
  • Bellin Health
  • Belmark, Inc.
  • EMD Serono/Electronics, MilliporeSignma
  • FedEx Ground – Central
  • Festival Foods
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – Wisconsin Division
  • Krueger International (KI)
  • Nature’s Way
  • Nsight
  • Packer Fastener
  • Prevea Health
  • Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI)
  • Rennes Health & Rehab Center
  • Sargento Foods, Inc.
  • Schneider
  • S. Venture, Inc.
  • Wisconsin Early Autism Project

“Growth is a key element to any successful company,” said Sydney Netko, Recruiting Coordinator, Cellcom/Nsight, one of the participating companies. “That is why we are proud to offer education reimbursements in addition to a formal talent management program to assist our employees’ ongoing growth and development.”

Interactive Sessions

Up your game with all-day interactive sessions covering career exploration and support activities designed to help you fulfill your career ambitions, including resume writing, professionalism, networking, tips for returning learners and more.

  • Dynamic Resume Writing
  • Creative Learning Options for Working Adults
  • Ability Employment Solutions
  • Career Acceleration Support
  • The Professional Edge
  • The Power of Networking
  • Admissions 101
  • The Great Career Migration

To learn more about the Learning While Earning Expo, please visit the website. If you have questions or would like to get involved with the expo, please contact a Program Specialist at businessdev@uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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