Waukesha County's Greatest Asset

Our workforce is comprised of the most productive and skilled individuals in the country.
Businesses of any industry are sure to find the talent they need within our highly-educated, diverse workforce.

Less than High School 2.4% 6.3% 12.1%
High School Graduate 21.4% 28.7% 27.7%
Some College or Associate's Degree 30.6% 32.4% 31.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 45.6% 32.6% 28.7%

Highly Educated & Skilled Workforce

Waukesha County residents have educational attainment rates significantly above the state and country as a whole. With more than 45 percent of residents with at least a Bachelor's Degree and another 30 percent with at least some college or an Associate's Degree, Waukesha County is a premier destination for talent.

Our workforce is diverse, with a mix of experienced professionals and new graduates entering the workforce each year. This diversity allows businesses to benefit from a wide range of perspectives and skill sets, making it easier to innovate and stay ahead of the competition.

Waukesha County is home to top post-secondary educational institutions, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Waukesha campus, Waukesha County Technical College and Carroll University, all of which provide a steady stream of talented individuals ready to enter the workforce. Our close proximity to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University also provide access to a strong pipeline of graduates.

Innovative K-12 Approaches to Building the Future Workforce

Our K-12 institutions understand the importance of preparing today's youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Each school district provides a robust variety of customized programs to provide students with hands-on opportunities to gain skills in a variety of industries. These programs prepare students for in-demand industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and technology.


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