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2022 WETA Brasch Memorial Scholarship Award for Students

John Brasch was one of the founders of WETA and remained an active member until his death. He was deeply committed to working with under-resourced students as a guidance counselor at North Central Technical College. This scholarship is one way that our organization honors the memory of an outstanding individual who contributed to our mission.

The 2022 Brasch Memorial Student Scholarship is a $1,000 award payable to the awardee's education provider.

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2022 WETA Harmon Memorial Scholarship Award for WETA Members

Dennis Harmon was a dedicated professional who spent most of his work life serving the needs of under-resourced, underemployed, and unemployed individuals through the development, operation, and management of education, employment, and training programs in Wisconsin.

The 2022 Harmon Memorial Scholarship is an award of up to $1,000 for the awardee to use to participate in a professional development opportunity to advance the awardee's career or volunteer work in workforce development.

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Awards

Art Besse Pioneer Award

As WETA's highest honor, the Art Besse Pioneer Award was created in honor of its namesake, Art Besse, a founding member of WETA and a great humanitarian. He served the people of Wisconsin during a long and successful career with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

The Art Besse Pioneer Award recognizes individuals whose achievements and excellence in the field of employment and training during a sustained career in the industry have made a profound impact on the lives of others.

The nominee does not have to be a WETA member but must be nominated by a WETA member.

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Keystone Award

The nomination should be based on an individual’s demonstrated actions in the spirit of this year’s conference theme “Our Story: Inspire. Engage. Transform.”  Competitive nominations will describe the nominee’s ability to:

  • Inspire others to promote quality employment and training services and to support those who implement and administer these services;
  • Engage others concerning employment and training opportunities for personal and professional growth and development; and
  • Promote the transformation of these workers and services to greatly improve the outcomes for clients/customers/participants served. 

Nominations should include examples and details of these activities. The nominee must be a WETA member nominated by a WETA member.

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Employment and Training Administration Excellence Award

Nominees for this award must be an administrator, supervisor, coordinator, project director, planner, or hold another administrative position with an organization that provides employment and training services at any level. The nomination should be based on activities from October 2021 - September 20221.

The nominee does not have to be a WETA member but must be nominated by a WETA member.

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Employment and Training Staff Excellence Award


Nominees for this award must be a non-administrative staff person who works directly with clients/customers or who supports the staff members who work directly with clients/customers. The nomination should be based on activities from October 2021 - September 2022.

The nominee does not have to be a WETA member but must be nominated by a WETA member.

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2021 Awards & Scholarships Recipients




Past Scholarship & Award Winners

2019 Scholarship & Award Winners

President's Award - Lisa Matijevich

Superhero Award - Myron Daubert

Employment & Training Staff Excellence Award - Kaela Kramer

2018 Scholarship & Award Winners

Dennis Harmon Memorial Scholarship - Dena Daentl

John Brasch Memorial Scholarship - Noel J

Art Besse Pioneer Award - Sherlyn Kleinow

Employment & Training Staff Excellence Award - Nikki Holder

Employment & Training Administration Award - Kathleen Olson

Kaleidoscope Business Excellence Award - Marvel Brown with UW Health

Master Re-imagining & Retooling Specialist Award - Maurice Sprewer

2017 Scholarship & Award Winners 

Dennis Harmon Memorial Scholarship - Crystal W

John Brasch Memorial Scholarship - Kendra S

John Brasch Memorial Scholarship - Komlanvi K

Art Besse Pioneer Award - Dave Shaw

Employment & Training Staff Excellence Award - Angela O'Day

Employment & Training Administration Award - Heath Bierman

Kaleidoscope Excellence Award - Sharon Wilcox

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