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Ho-Chunk, Inc. Introduces Legacy Learning to Boost Workforce

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June 7, 2024

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Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s new Legacy Learning Program is housed within the Community Development Department and is overseen by Janelle DeCora, Program Manager. This is an 8-week pilot program addressing two issues that were identified in the Economic Impact Study: lack of males in the workforce and child poverty.

The Legacy Learning program provides tribal and community members opportunities to cultivate skillsets through hands-on learning, workforce readiness training, and life skills development through an intentional curriculum. The program’s curriculum was intentionally designed to integrate institutional and generational knowledge through the legacy learner’s instructors. This pathway program promotes personal and professional development for tribal members into part-time/full-time positions within the Winnebago community.

The first cohort will be wrapping up at the end of May.

A big thank you goes out to Ho-Chunk Construction Group for purchasing tools and Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s Community Impact and Engagement department for purchasing work boots for the Legacy Learners upon completion of the program.

For more information on the Legacy Learning Program, please contact Janelle at [email protected].

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