NWWIB announces staff changes

Melissa Burris, left, and Andrea Huggenvik.

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) announced that two of its staff members have moved into new positions. The staffing changes, NWWIB said, will better position the group for accomplishing the goals set out in its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

Melissa Burris has taken on the role of operations and communications manager, responsible for the monitoring, coordination and marketing of employment, training, and education initiatives in the northwest Wisconsin region served by NWWIB. She also provides assistance to the chief executive officer and the NWWIB in the areas of planning, operations and oversight, communication and resource development.

Andrea Huggenvik has assumed the role of sector and strategies coordinator, responsible developing workforce partnerships in critical industries identified in the NWWIB 2017-2020 Strategic Plan as well as marketing apprenticeship opportunities, the On-the-Job Training Program and other employer supports for workforce development within northwest Wisconsin.

NWWIB is one of more than 600 Workforce Boards in the United States and is responsible for the oversight of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other training and employment initiatives in northwest Wisconsin.