HERA Connect Summer 2022

Partnering Together

As a collaborative of 18 southeastern Wisconsin higher education institutions and partner organizations, HERA works to close achievement gaps and train students for their future careers.  As part of our work, we are proud to continue developing certification and micro-credential programs that meet local businesses’ current workforce demands by training on specific job skills.

In this newsletter, you will learn more about the different opportunities available to students to further their education and receive training to fill the jobs of tomorrow. You will also learn how you can partner with HERA to help shape our educational programs to make the most impact in your industry. 

Dr. Swallow
HERA Chair and President, Carthage College

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Moon Shot for Equity

A bold initiative to address equity gaps in higher education. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carthage College, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside held a virtual event to announce the launch of the new Moon Shot for Equity partnership with education firm EAB. The public-private initiative focuses on eliminating equity gaps in higher education and ensuring more students complete college degrees. The public briefing was Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. View the recorded launch HERE. Click here for the Official Press Release Additional information is available at EAB’s Moon Shot website

HERA Connect Spring 2022

Expanding the Talent Pipeline

Next month over 26,000 students will be graduating from HERA institutions and entering the region’s talent pipeline. In this newsletter, you will learn how to connect with these recent graduates to fill any open positions across your industries. You will also read about the ways HERA is providing innovative educational programs to ensure all students receive the training they need today to fill the jobs of tomorrow. Because collaboration is the key to success, there are opportunities for you to work with HERA to help our work as we further enhance employee readiness and expand the region’s talent pool. 

Happy to continue our partnership!

Dr. Swallow
HERA Chair and President, Carthage College

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HERA Connect Winter 2022

Welcome to the inaugural Higher Education Regional Alliance (HERA) quarterly newsletter. We are excited to use this newsletter as an extension of our partnership to close achievement gaps and educate students to meet the workforce needs of our region. By working together, we can increase college completion rates, develop powerful educational programs and connect employers with the talent needed to build a stronger southeastern Wisconsin.

As chair of HERA, I’m proud of the important work HERA is doing to better our region and ensure student success. In each newsletter, we will include valuable information about the needs of area employers and what HERA is doing to increase student outcomes and grow the region’s talent pipeline. We will also request some information from you on how we can better work together to fulfill the needs of both employers and students.

I am looking forward to the collaboration!

Dr. Swallow

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HERA Partner Institutions Honored for Commitment to the Moon Shot for Equity Initiative

HERA partners Carthage College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin – Parkside were recognized with the Student Success Collaborative – CONNECTEDness Award from education firm EAB for their commitment to the Moon Shot for Equity initiative. The four HERA institutions were the first regional consortium of higher education institutions to be part of the initiative.

Moon Shot for Equity is led by EAB and focuses on eliminating equity gaps in higher education by 2030. The four HERA partner institutions took part in equity-mindedness training and were taught research-based best practices proven to remove systemic barriers to success in education. Learnings from this initiative were then shared with the 14 other HERA higher education partners to ensure all have the resources needed to further bridge equity gaps and increase student credential and degree completion rates.

The CONNECTEDness Award was presented at CONNECTED21, a three-day virtual gathering of thousands of student success leaders from progressive community colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities.