MAILED: Nov. 17, 2000
A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty member recently was appointed to serve as a public member of the Special Committee on Labor Shortage, part of the state of Wisconsins Joint Legislative Council.
Fred Waedt, senior lecturer of accounting and finance and regional liaison for workforce development, will begin serving on the 25-member committee when it meets Monday, Nov. 20.
The committee, which was developed in conjunction with brain drain concerns, identifies industries in Wisconsin experiencing acute worker shortages and evaluates strategies to reduce the shortages. It identifies ways for the state to retain Wisconsin college and university graduates, as well as to recruit graduates from other states, and examines building trade shortages, concentrating on public and technical school preparation.
Waedt, who hopes to contribute to the committee by learning how to retain more UW graduates in Wisconsin, is one of two representatives from the UW System on the committee and the only member from northern Wisconsin.
Rep. Rob Kreibich nominated Waedt, who began working at UW-Eau Claire in 1972 as an assistant professor of finance. Waedt also acts as coordinator of the Chippewa Valley National Technological University Community Site, helping community members select and enroll in NTU masters degree courses and noncredit courses. In the past he has served as UW-Eau Claires coordinator of business outreach and assistant dean in the College of Business.
For more information, contact Waedt at (715) 836-3476.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 20, 2000