August 2020 Tech Upload features new partnership and tech pathway

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is teaming up with Louisville-based tech company Interapt and global education provider General Assembly to launch a new tech training pathway for people in the Green Bay area. This program aims to reduce barriers to entry in tech and create new technology jobs.

Source: August 2020 Tech Upload

Just like kids, seniors are heading back to class online

GREEN BAY, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) — As schools work to figure out what learning will look like this fall, programs geared toward older adults are working to make many of the same adjustments. UW Green Bay says its retiree-focused Lifelong Learning Institute will move forward this fall to a mostly virtual format. Staff says many people in the community rely on the classes as a form of social interaction. Program coordinator Susan Pike says most classes for the fall semester will be held live online, with others being prerecorded lectures. Several classes, including birdwatching, will still be held in-person outdoors, with social distancing in place. While some classes cannot be held virtually, Pike says she is glad so many can still be offered.

Source: Just Like Kids, Seniors are Heading Back to Class Online

UW Green Bay Teams Up with Interapt to Offer Tech Training for the Green Bay Area | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is teaming up with Louisville-based tech company Interapt and global education provider General Assembly to launch a new tech training pathway for people in the Green Bay area. With unemployment at an all-time high in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the software engineering program will provide tuition-free technical training to a class of 25 individuals, giving them an opportunity to develop the technical skills needed to kickstart a new career in data science, software development, digital marketing, UX design, robotic process automation, information technology and other tech related fields.For more information on the program and corporate partnership opportunities visit: Website interapt.com/green-bay-training-program/or contact Ankur Gopal at: Ankur.gopal@interapt.com or 502-251-1511.

Source: UW Green Bay Teams Up with Interapt to Offer Tech Training for the Green Bay Area | Seehafer News

UWGB’s Lifelong Learning Institute Opens Registration | Seehafer News

UW Green Bay has opened registration for their Lifelong Learning Institute.LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, program specialist, and volunteer on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter.Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors, and cover topics like art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel.Classes are accessible outdoors or on a desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac), tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS), which means you can access courses anywhere.

Source: UWGB’s Lifelong Learning Institute Opens Registration | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay Partners with Interapt and global training provider General Assembly to launch new tech training pathway for students

Program aims to reduce barriers to entry in tech and create new technology jobs

GREEN BAY, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is teaming up with Louisville-based tech company Interapt and global education provider General Assembly to launch a new tech training pathway for people in the Green Bay area.

With unemployment at an all-time high in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the software engineering program will provide tuition-free technical training to a class of 25 individuals, giving them an opportunity to develop the technical skills needed to kickstart a new career in data science, software development, digital marketing, UX design, robotic process automation, information technology and other tech related fields.

“We’ve changed countless lives through our program,” said Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal. “There are plenty of people out there with the aptitude and grit to learn new skills and change careers, but they don’t have options. At Interapt, we’re dedicated to opening doors and providing opportunities for deserving individuals, so they have a chance to grow and flourish.”

Interapt’s model grew out of growing demand for technical talent. Like many companies across the nation, Interapt struggled to fill open positions, so instead of recruiting top tier talent from traditional pathways, Interapt piloted scholarship-based training programs to reskill and upskill their local community members to great success.

The training model combines immersive technical training with General Assembly and on-the-job mentoring with Interapt. The program is approved as a registered apprenticeship in several states, and we have applied to Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development for similar approval. As the higher learning partner, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will prepare program participants for career advancement in software and technology related fields while providing credit for courses and additional certificate offerings to further develop their business and workforce readiness skills.

“We’re excited to partner with Interapt and General Assembly on this venture,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “Interapt’s program takes a unique approach to workforce development and will provide a transformative opportunity for people in the Green Bay community. We look forward to creating additional opportunities in new markets throughout Wisconsin in the near future.”

In Interapt’s most recent class, 20 students completed a rigorous 12-week Software Engineering course offered by General Assembly. Upon graduating, all 20 students secured IT-related roles. For many of the students, the program marked a life-changing turning point, enabling them to break through poverty and better provide for their families.

“In this period of economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that students and working adults from all over the country have access to the training and career services that are needed to be successful in today’s digitally-focused workforce,” said Jake Schwartz, CEO and Co-founder of General Assembly. “Having already worked with Interapt and seen the incredible results in similar regional hubs like Louisville, we couldn’t be more excited to kick-off training with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to empower and equip all individuals with the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.”

The partners are targeting a fall launch date. To ensure the health and safety of program participants, they are also exploring online training capabilities.

For more information on the program and corporate partnership opportunities visit: Website interapt.com/green-bay-training-program/or contact Ankur Gopal at: Ankur.gopal@interapt.com or 502-251-1511.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

About Interapt
Founded in 2011, Interapt is a technology services firm that helps companies address their software and technology needs. With expertise in fields such as custom software development, UX & Design, IT Support, and others, Interapt also helps companies develop a more robust and diverse talent pipeline. Interapt’s innovative training and apprenticeship program provides tuition-free training to the unemployed, underemployed, and Veterans and their spouses, providing them an opportunity to launch promising new careers in the tech industry. To learn more about Interapt and their training programs, visit https://interapt.com.

About General Assembly
General Assembly (GA) is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing and career transitions, GA fosters a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, GA confronts the global skills gap through award-winning, best-in-class instruction and innovative opportunities across diverse communities. GA works with students online and in-person across the globe and partners with top employers to help companies source, assess and transform talent. To learn more, visit https://generalassemb.ly.

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Registration is open for Lifelong Learning Institute

At UW-Green Bay, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and the member-led Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) isn’t going to let coronavirus get in the way of delivering enriching and engaging classes in a safety-conscious way for members. LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, Program Specialist, and volunteers on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter. Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors. Topics cover art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel. Over 120 interactive and fascinating subjects! Registration is completely online. A gorgeous 20+-page catalog of classes is available at www.uwgb.edu/lli Monday, July 27, and at 10 a.m. registration will also open. Registration closes August 14 at 4 p.m. Join today, because TOGETHER, WE LEARN.

Disruptive innovation conference offered by UW-Green Bay CECE | EH Extra

The UW-Green Bay Office of Continuing Professional Education and Community Engagement has put together a line up of three experts around disruptive innovation and will host a virtual daylong conference on Aug. 25.

Disruptive innovation can create new markets and value networks, products, government priorities and alliances, and has the potential to change the fabric of the economy and society.

Source: Disruptive innovation conference offered | EH Extra

Staff Note: UW-Green Bay’s Tori Grant Welhouse has published poetry book

Etchings Press recently announced the winners of the most recent chapbook and novella contest, and among them is a poetry book by UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication marketing manager Tori Grant Welhouse. Her book, Vaginas Need Air, is available for presale now and available more widely on July 15.

A description is available at the publisher’s site: “Welhouse’s poetry chapbook, Vaginas Need Air, explores and celebrates the love, rapport, and affinity found between mothers and daughters throughout the many stages of life. Her poems capture the relationship between the two in private moments with an impeccable sense of clarity and insight.”

“It (the title of the book), is something my mom always used to say,” said the author, who works closely with Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

‘Summer school’ has new meaning for high school students who are taking college credit to save money and get ahead

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (June 30, 2020)—It probably wasn’t the summer they planned, but more than 40 high school students are making the most of their summer break to earn college credit through UW-Green Bay’s Summer Scholars Program.

Summer Scholars provides students the opportunity to earn three UW-Green Bay credits during a four-week, online course offered July 13 through August 9, 2020. Enrollment is still open. Courses are being offered in the high-interest areas of computer science, geoscience and sociology through UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement division.

Recent Green Bay Preble High School graduate Megan Matuszewski is taking the Natural Hazards course in order to satisfy the Natural Sciences general education required course at most college and universities.

“My aim is to have 30 college credits by the time I go to UW-Green Bay in fall of 2020, and through the Summer Scholars program, I will reach my goal,” she said. “I am excited to begin my course in the upcoming weeks!”

The program is entirely online. with three classes to choose from: Introduction to Computing & Internet Technologies, Natural Hazards, and Contemporary Social Problems. The cost is $600 per course—a 55% savings on tuition and fees.

The summer program saves high school students and 2020 high school graduates hundreds of dollars in tuition through the reduced-tuition structure. Credits earned can be transferred to all UW System schools and most private or out-of-state schools. The program allows students the opportunity to get a head start on their college degree and distinguish themselves on future college applications.

The Summer Scholars Program exemplifies UW-Green Bay’s commitment to serving high school students and creating impactful pathways towards higher education and beyond.

Registration for the Summer Scholars Program continues until July 3, 2020. For more information, please visit www.uwgb.edu/k12relations/summer-scholars-program/overview.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/cece

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Re-engage by ‘Recommitting to Extraordinary’ through the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate

As nonprofit organizations look to re-engage in a post-pandemic world, they can realize their fullest potential by achieving an Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Certificate, a new certificate program available at UW-Green Bay in Fall 2020. Nonprofits can be catalysts for change, playing a critical role in strengthening civic engagement. The certificate program covers key aspects of leading a nonprofit, including human resources, fund development, marketing and communications. The program is comprised of five sessions with the addition of a capstone project. Registration is available for the entire program or individual sessions. Offered through UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement.