Rendering of new building along with 8 images to the left and right of people working in various manufacturing, engineering, and apprenticehip careers. Text reads become a partner! Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, And Apprenticeship Center

Become a Partner

Thermometer with "Goal" written at the top, increments of 1 million alight on the right side of the thermometer. There is a tick mark currently in between the 1 and 2 million mark. (1.5 million)A Central Wisconsin Training Center

Expanding Mid-State Technical College’s educational programming is the key to meeting Wisconsin’s critical advanced manufacturing, engineering technology, and apprenticeship workforce needs. Located in the Stevens Point area, the Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, and Apprenticeship Center will train over 400 students annually. This 175-percent increase will infuse central Wisconsin with highly skilled workers, address the workforce shortage, and sustain and grow our area businesses.

By 2026, local student economic impact will exceed $1.8M annually in lodging, meals, and gas.

"This proposed facility is desperately needed and will provide a quality workforce for decades to come, thus generating vibrant economic growth through the retention and training of local graduates in central Wisconsin."
– Wayne Bushman, Founder, Bushman Electric

"Building a Center dedicated to skilling and upskilling our local workers is very important in today’s fast-changing, technical work environments. With the skilled worker demand increasing due to retirements and rapid growth in new technology, this conveniently located, state-of-the art training center is critical."
– Joe Kinsella, Founder, Pointe Precision, Inc.

Programming

Programs planned to be offered:

  • Machine Tool Technician (expansion)
  • Machinist Apprenticeship (relocation)
  • Fabrication Technician (new)
  • Welding Certificate (new)
  • Ironworker Apprenticeship (relocation)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician (new)
  • Electrician Apprenticeship (relocation)
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician Apprenticeship (relocation)
  • Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering Technology (expansion)
  • Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician (relocation)
  • Survey Technician (new)
  • Public Works Apprenticeship (new)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology (new)
  • Digital Design and Manufacturing Technology (new)
  • Quality and Lean Certificates (new)
  • Electrical Power Engineering Technician (relocation)

Local economic impact of the additional skilled salaries will exceed $1.5M annually by 2026.

What Can I Do To Help?

Mid-State recognizes the importance of working with area partners to develop the qualified workforce needed to sustain and grow the central Wisconsin economy. This critical project calls for collaboration between industry partners, educational institutions, state and local government, and community members. United, these key stakeholders become a powerful force to ensure the economic well-being of the area. Please consider becoming a partner to secure the future of our communities and workforce.

Monetary, equipment, and material donations are all welcome!

"Labor market data shows increases in machining, automation, engineering, welding, and civil engineering related employment in central Wisconsin through 2027. Providing a convenient, local option for students and adults to enter these careers will keep central Wisconsin strong."
– Scott Groholski, Co-Founder and President, Point of Beginning, Inc.  

Partner Investment Levels

DIAMOND - $750,000

Atrium Sponsorships (Two Spaces Available)

  • Lower Atrium
  • Upper Atrium

Investment benefit:

  • Donor Branded Space (embossed lettering and logo)
  • Digital Monitor (donor story)
  • Donor Recognition Event
  • Inclusion in Marketing Materials
  • Student Engagement Opportunities

PLATINUM - $500,000

Industry Focused or Student Service Areas (Seven Spaces Available)
Investment benefit:

  • Donor Branded Space (embossed lettering and logo)
  • Donor Recognition Event
  • Inclusion in Marketing Materials
  • Student Engagement Opportunities

GOLD - $250,000

Classrooms and Labs (Nine Spaces Available)
Investment benefit:

  • Donor Branded Space (embossed lettering and logo)
  • Donor Recognition Event
  • Student Engagement Opportunities

SILVER - $100,000

Conference Rooms (Seven Spaces Available)
Investment benefit: 

  • Room Named and Branded by Donor
  • Donor Recognition Event
  • Student Engagement Opportunities

BRONZE 

Tier One • $50,000 - $99,999
Twelve Spaces Available on Donor Board

Investment benefit:

  • X-Large Name on Donor Board
  • Donor Recognition Event

Tier Two • $25,000 - $49,999
Twelve Spaces Available on Donor Board

Investment benefit:

  • Large Name on Donor Board
  • Donor Recognition Event

Tier Three • $10,000 - $24,999
Twenty Spaces Available on Donor Board

Investment benefit:

  • Medium Name on Donor Board
  • Donor Recognition Event

Tier Four • <$9,999 
Unlimited Space Available on Donor Board

Investment benefit:

  • Small Name on Donor Board
  • Inclusion in Annual Report
     

For more information

Contact Micki Dirks-Luebbe (715.422.5569).