9th annual Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards

The Alliance works collectively to attract, develop, and retain the highly skilled workforce critical to northeast Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry. Since its inception, the Alliance has grown to over 300 organizations, manufacturers partnering with educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce, economic developers, and nonprofit agencies.

Manufacturing is an economic driver in our community, with one out of four people working in the industry. The future for manufacturing in Northeast Wisconsin is bright. The Alliance is proud to celebrate the collaborations amongst manufacturers and educators.

The Excellence Awards celebrates industry and education partnerships in the region. Over the past 9 years, over 475 schools, manufacturers, and community partnerships have been nominated. This is just a small snapshot of examples that exemplify the strong partnerships between manufacturers and education in Northeast Wisconsin.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners!

2020 Manufacturing Awards

  • Brighter Image: Walker Forge, Inc.
  • Educational Partnership: Valley Packaging Industries, Inc.
  • Leadership: Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Manufacturing Innovation: Plexus
  • Visionary: Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation
  • Youth Apprenticeship: Suburban Electric

2020 Educator Awards

  • Brighter Image: Kaukauna High School
  • Career Pathmaker Administrator: Leah Michaud, Winneconne Community School District
  • Career Pathmaker Educator: Joe Turner, De Pere High School
  • Career Pathmaker Technology Education Teacher: Steve Kiel, Sheboygan North High School
  • Education Innovation: Omro High School
  • Higher Education: Andrew Rinke, Fox Valley Technical College

2020 Community Partnership Award: Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

2021 All Star & Mentor Winners Represent

  • Fiberglass Solutions LLC
  • Fincantieri Ace Marine
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Great Northern Laminations
  • Heartland Label Printers
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Pioneer Metal Finishing
  • Plexus
  • TIDI Products, LLC
  • Valley Packaging Industries
  • Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co., Inc

Thank you to everyone that took the time to nominate for the 2021 Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced in August.