PARTNERS IN INNOVATION - Business & Education - Wausau School Foundation

PARTNERS IN INNOVATION - Business & Education

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                                                   "The world our kids are going to live in is changing
                                           four times faster than our schools"  - Willard R. Daggett, Ed.D.

The mission of Partners in Innovation was to create opportunities for collaborative dialogue and action among Wisconsin’s business, education, and community partners.

Partners in Innovation (PII) was formed in 2003 as a collaborative effort of five organizations that had a vision to bring community leaders, businesses and educators together to focus on education and workforce development issues. Annual Business-Education Summits (2004, 2005, 2006) attracted business and education leaders from across Wisconsin. 
The following organizations comprised PARTNERS IN INNOVATION:
  • Wausau School Foundation
  • The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
  • North Central Wisconsin School-to-Career Partnership at North Central Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Continuing Education
  • Wausau School District
As a call to action from the work of the Summits, LIA Challenge grants were awarded to provide opportunities for students and teachers to partner with Business in addressing the needs of workforce development in today's global economy. All grant work generated active partnerships between business and education, and in ten years PII provided over $70,000 in challenge grants
across central Wisconsin.  In 2013 grant opportunities officially ended.            


Judd S Alexander Foundation, Inc
D C Everest School District Foundation                               
Red Giraffe Innovations LLC
Wausau School Foundation                                                 
Marshfield Clinic - Wausau Center
Greenheck, Inc                                                                
North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
St Clare's Hospital
Aspirus Wausau Hospital



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