Future Talent

In Racine County,  innovative programs are preparing our students for 21st century careers  through cross-curricular, real world and project based activities. Education and business partnerships ensure that K-12 students are exposed to a variety of career pathways and employment opportunities in our community. Educators and businesses are working together to build curriculum that equip students with indemand skills. And private-public partnerships provide future talent access to training in state-of-the-art facilities.

Collaboration with K-12 educators and workforce partners ensures the next generation is career and work ready. 

Higher Education

Racine County’s proximity to Milwaukee and Kenosha means convenient access to many great higher educational institutions, including

  • Gateway Technical College
    Racine County is proud to be home to Gateway Technical College’s Burlington Center, HERO Center, Racine Campus and SC Johnson iMET Center. At Gateway, students receive an industry-focused education that is flexible, accessible, and affordable.
  • University of Wisconsin–Parkside
    UW-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. UW Parkside is located in Somers, Wisconsin, between Racine and Kenosha on 700 acres with natural prairies and woodlands. Enrollment is 5,300 students.
  • Carthage College
    Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Carthage combines an environment of reflection and selfdiscovery with a culture of high expectation so students uncover and ignite their true potential.
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
    One of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UWMilwaukee provides a world-class education to a diverse group of 26,000 students. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.
  • Marquette University
    Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools.
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
    MSOE is a private, non-profit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering, Business and Nursing.
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
    MATC is a public, two-year comprehensive technical college offering exceptional educational and training opportunities and services to its diverse metropolitan area.
  • Alverno College
    Alverno College is of the nation’s largest Catholic women’s colleges, Alverno is dedicated to the personal and professional development of its students, offering weekday and flexible evening undergraduate programs for women, as well as graduate programs for women and men.

Talent Resources News

Join us for a live webinar to learn about how Student Loan Assistance can help reduce employee stress at work and increase retention.

USING HANDSHAKE TO ENHANCE YOUR EARLY TALENT RECRUITING Join career service experts for a training webinar hosted by Racine County Economic Development Corporation to learn about recruiting today's young talent. Handshake is the most widely used job posting and career…

WEBINAR EXPLORES OPTIONS FOR ADULT LEARNERS AT UW-PARKSIDE Adults have work and family commitments to consider when planning to earn a Bachelor’s or an Associate’s degree. To support adult students throughout their educational journeys, the Center for Adult and Returning…

MRA, M3 and RCEDC have combined time and resources to help navigate cost-saving reductions, employee recalls, and what the new realities will be in the workplace. Join this free, live session on May 21st as we cover the strategies you will need to re-engage your workforce after COVID-19.

Susan Kegal was born and raised in Villa Park, Illinois. After traveling across the country and living paycheck-to-paycheck for years, the Susan and her family found a home in Racine County, and for the first time they're not looking to move.

The military veteran is an increasingly valuable and talented workforce commodity. But is your business truly veteran-ready? KABA, RCEDC, and local employers with veteran-friendly cultures explored best practices when recruiting transitioning service members and their families. Download Event Presentation Download…

When the ManPower Group conducted a study in 2018 indicating a significant gap in workforce supply and demand throughout Southeast Wisconsin, RCEDC (Racine County Economic Development Corporation) and partnering organizations took it upon themselves to tackle this gap head on.…

Racine County businesses are expanding, business parks are bustling with newly constructed speculative buildings, and the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park construction is underway. To meet the current and future talent needs of local businesses, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) launched a new talent recruitment program. This new talent recruitment effort is intended to complement existing workforce resources available in Racine County.

BRIDGING THE TALENT GAP IN RACINE COUNTY How do we recruit the qualified talent to work in Racine County to bridge the gap in workforce supply and demand?That’s the question we are facing with the results of a ManpowerGroup study…

Aaron Foege, Principal Development Engineer at DeltaHawk Engines, decided to move from the Chicago area with his wife and five daughters. Not only does Aaron love the lower cost of living in Racine County, but he can spend more time with his family because of shorter commute times. Aaron offers a lighthearted, inside look at his professional transformation as well as the benefits realized from him and his family.

Following the June 6 Greater Racine County (GRC) Talent Summit, an important theme resonated throughout Racine County, the need for local businesses to attract, retain and develop talent. RCEDC (Racine County Economic Development Corporation) and Racine County teamed up to…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSRh7CNNHII&t=2s WTMJ4 Racine County Economic Development Corp. will offer tours to attract job seekers Communities across the state continue to battle a shortage of workers. Racine County is taking a unique approach to recruiting new talent. Spectrum News 1 Racine…


RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. Over the last three years the RCEDC staff assisted 72 projects that, when completed, will result in 1,000’s of new full time jobs, and will substantially boost local property tax revenues. Your investment allows RCEDC staff to continue these positive efforts.


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