1. Students – College Completion
Wisconsin needs the help of every higher-education institution to bridge equity gaps and increase student credential and degree completion rates, enhance employee readiness for work, expand the region’s talent pool, and ensure success in an increasingly competitive, 21st Century business market.
HERA represents more than 150,000 students across southeastern Wisconsin who are key to driving our economy.
2. Institutional Programs – Aligning, Evolving, Innovating
Our educational programs must align and evolve to better meet the needs of a rapidly changing economy, one driven by innovation and in which current supply and demand for talent are mismatched.
HERA represents more than 6,000 faculty who ensure our students receive the training they need today to fill the jobs of tomorrow.
3. Employers – Expanding Talent Bridges
HERA is a unified voice and efficient solution to connect businesses with talent and promote the value of living and working in southeastern Wisconsin.
As many as 90% of graduating college and university students stay in the state to work (rates vary across SE WI).