Madison, Wis. — American Family Insurance, Madison, and Sentry Insurance, Stevens Point, are among seven prominent Wisconsin companies that have listings already posted for 80 available internships across the state as part of a new online career and job "matching" service.

Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and Bill Mortimore, acting president and chairman of the board of the Information Technology Association of Wisconsin (ITAWi) launched the service, provided in partnership with Wisconsin Careers (WISCareers).

Miller/Coors in Milwaukee and Nielsen in Green Bay also have made postings for interns, they said.

The service allows companies and organizations with technology internship opportunities to easily submit them to the ITAWi, and for students looking for career opportunities to find them with IT internships.

Lawton noted the service is designed to connect Wisconsin-trained students with jobs in their home state. “It directly addresses pressing issues for Wisconsin by putting people to work in great jobs, letting young people know we want them to imagine their future right here, and building a workforce to attract 21st century businesses and drive economic growth," she said in statement released by ITAWi.

Mortimore has described the online service as “win-win." "Most all companies and organizations in the state need IT support to one degree or another,” he said, “this new Web site will help IT workers get jobs, and companies to get IT workers.”

Wisconsin Careers, part of the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will provide technical assistance and communicate the program to students throughout the University of Wisconsin system and at the state's technical colleges.

Companies and organizations interested in the Web site can submit their technology internship opportunities for posting to They are asked to provide a brief description of the internship position, company and contact information, and then are encouraged to include a Web link to more information about the position.

Internship listings will be posted on a special section of the ITAWi Web site and advertised to college students across the state. All organizations in Wisconsin are invited to submit internship positions to be posted to the Web site.

Source: WTN News

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