The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) fosters the education of future bakers as well as practicing bakers through scholarship programs and workshops. To encourage baking careers, the WBA supports school-to-work programs and job shadowing to provide students with realistic insights into the world of baking..
The WBA, The Retail Bakers of America, MATC- Milwaukee, and MATC-Madison, have implemented diploma courses in commercial baking. In addition, the WBA endorses a certificate program in commercial baking at the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. Dave Schmidt, WBA Executive Director, currently sits on advisory committees for the baking programs at MATC-Milwaukee, MATC-Madison, Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton, Wis.) and Moraine Park Technical College (Fond du Lac, Wis.). The Association added a student membership category to bring these future bakers into the fold.
Alleviating the current shortage of qualified bakers benefits the entire baking industry. The WBA has awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships since the mid 1980s!
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