By Tim Kowols
The creation of a new school of engineering on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay could provide relief for area businesses in need of skilled employees. The Richard J. Resch School of Engineering will be a part of a larger STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Innovation Center on campus and include programs in environmental, electrical, and mechanical engineering according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. As a Human Resources Director at NEW Industries in Sturgeon Bay, Karen Urban-Dickson says having a new pool of potential candidates for their openings is appealing.
Urban-Dickson says programs at area high schools and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College have also provided valuable support for the growing business, which produces components for several different companies across many diverse industries. With no four-year programs within a two-and-a-half hour drive of the area, construction of the $15 million building will begin in spring 2019 with the program potentially beginning this fall.