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University of Wisconsin- Seven Points and Sentry Insurance

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University of Wisconsin- Seven Points and Sentry Insurance collaboration places the Cooperative in the context of a variety of coordinated and intentional initiatives all designed to ensure Central Wisconsin employers can attract, train and retain the talent they need given the pressing demands for more employers with strong technology backgrounds.

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University of Wisconsin- Seven Points and Sentry Insurance

  1. 1. Sentry Insurance Cooperative Changing Talent Development
  2. 2. Regional Talent Challenges How does Central Wisconsin • Attract • Train • Retain to address talent needs?
  3. 3. A Historical Partnership • Scholarships • Support for undergraduate research • Funded faculty positions • Two endowed positions for Data Analytics
  4. 4. Sentry Insurance Cooperative • Real Engineering • VR / AR • Robotics • Blue Team • Lock-picking • Chess
  5. 5. Sentry Insurance Cooperative • 12 – 19 hours per week, 40 over the summer • .NET, JAVA, Angular, Material Design, MVC • Very competitive pay • Flexible Hours • Free snacks • Longer than traditional internships
  6. 6. Impactful Progress • 2016 (Year 1) – 10 Engineering students hired & retained • 2017 (Year 2) – 12 Engineering students hired & retained • 2018 (year 3) – 10 Engineering students hired & retained – 4 Information Security Students
  7. 7. • Prospective students from outside Central Wisconsin • Increased awareness of opportunities • New businesses attracted to downtown Stevens Point • New Cooperative Program in Merrill, WI at Church Mutual Unexpected Benefits
  8. 8. Next Steps • Expanding the Cooperative • More community engagement • Arduino coding labs • Open Houses • Renewed focus on Information Security and Assurance • Capture the Flag events • Labs & learning • Security awareness • Data Analytics and Science
  9. 9. Recap

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