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Is a College Degree Worth It?: New Economy, New Skills
Presented by: Jeffrey Sachse, Department of Workforce Development Regional Economist
When: Wednesday, November 14th, 9am-10am
Where: UW-Fond du Lac Campus, LGI Room, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac
Who: Adults considering a college degree & Human Resources and Management professionals
At this event we will:
- Look at growing occupations and the skills required to thrive in the new economy
- Examine the impact of the Baby Boom generation on future workforce needs
- Discuss the ways that the world of work and education has changed since the last recession
- Explore the current state of the economy and important future trends
There is no cost to attend.
Jeffrey Sachse is the Regional Economist for the seventeen counties of Northeast Wisconsin in the Office of Economic Advisors at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, a position that he has held since 2009. In this position, Mr. Sachse is responsible for the preparation, analysis, and dissemination of a variety of demographic, economic, and labor market indicators, including the monthly unemployment rate, industry and occupational employment, and employment projections. He routinely interacts with elected officials, members of the local media, and the general public in informing them of economic trends. He has also served in a similar position in Southeast Wisconsin, and has fifteen years of experience in economic and workforce development. Mr. Sachse holds degrees in Political Science and Economics from Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin -- Madison, and the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee. In addition to his work with DWD, Mr. Sachse is also a member of the faculty in the Center for New Learning at UW-Oshkosh and is a research associate for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.