Talent Takeoff

The Talent Takeoff Hiring Event is one of several initiatives underway to support Wisconsin’s growing aviation and aerospace industry, which employs more than 24,000 people and generates nearly $7 billion in annual economic activity. Wisconsin has more than 300 companies with ties to the aerospace sector, including more than 140 suppliers to Boeing. From 2001 to 2011, the number of jobs in aerospace parts and product manufacturing in Wisconsin increased almost 57 percent. Opportunity awaits in aviation and aerospace.

The new Menominee Nation Arena will host students from area post-secondary schools for a first-ever Talent Takeoff Hiring Event on February 17, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Talent Takeoff Hiring Event will offer top science, technology, engineering and mathematics students from area universities, colleges, technical and trade schools an opportunity to engage with companies in Wisconsin’s growing aerospace industry. This event will also help connect students and aerospace/aviation manufacturers to help bridge the jobs gap in the industry.



Saturday, February 17th, 2018


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Menominee Nation Arena, 1212 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54902


Students and companies, click here to register.

Participating Employers

  1. Hoffmaster Group
  2. Wisconsin Plastics
  3. Oshkosh Corporation
  4. Mercury Marine
  5. Gulfstream Aerospace
  6. Key Technical Solutions
  7. Sierra Nevada Corporation

Event Partners

  1. Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation
  2. City of Oshkosh
  3. Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
  4. East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
  5. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  6. Wisconsin Aerospace Partners
  7. Wittman Regional Airport (Oshkosh)
  8. Appleton International Airport
  9. Austin Straubel International Airport (Green Bay)
  10. Fond du Lac Skyport
  11. Envision Greater Fond du Lac

Click here to download flyer.

Questions? Contact art.rathjen@greateroshkosh.com.

This event is part of Phase II for the Department of Defense Aviation Cluster Study, also known as Initiative 41.