About Inspire

Join the growing list of employers impacting career readiness in WI


Provide all students in WI with meaningful career based learning experiences through Inspire WI and employers with the opportunity to support the cultivation of the next generation of talent.

Who We Are

A nonprofit, (501C3) supporting students and educators across our network of 13 counties within Wisconsin.

What We Do

We provide students and educators the opportunity to explore options, prepare for experiences and secure placements in future careers with local community and industry partners.

Our Impact

We serve approximately 66,000 students in over 70 school districts and have over 300 employers in our network. Over 10,000 students have been impacted by this year through Career Based Learning. We will continue to inspire students by connecting them to businesses as we grow.

Expanding Our Services

In August of 2023, Inspire WI Inspire Wisconsin became the new home for the Talent Strategies Network strategic initiative, a talent creation engine for Wisconsin previously hosted by Lakeland University. The network provides platforms, tools and information for talent development practitioners to address Wisconsin’s labor quantity shortage and need for more skilled workers.

Our Timeline

Timeline by Mary Motiska

Inspire Wisconsin Network Directors

Candice Boutelle, Executive Director

Tania Kilpatrick, CESA 6 College & Career Readiness Director