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Deloitte Brings its Future of Work Institute™ to University of Wisconsin-Madison

Innovative and immersive pilot program helps students prepare for new career realities

Deloitte plans to offer Future of Work Institute™ training at other Wisconsin colleges and universities in 2023

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 30, 2023 – Deloitte and SuccessWorks at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science announced a new, collaborative effort to bring state-of-the-art career training programs to students.

Deloitte’s Future of Work InstituteTM (FoWI) offered its program to UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science to help undergraduate students prepare for a successful transition to the workforce. The program provides essential training that employers are increasingly demanding more critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. It also helps participants develop foundational human skills, navigate change and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By emphasizing the development of these foundational skills in college – including empathy and emotional intelligence – the FoWI program enables students to bridge the gap between their academic studies and the skills they need to successfully compete in today’s labor market. 

Students who participate in Deloitte’s FoWI earn a micro-credential – a qualification received through focused training that identifies a person’s competence in a skill and can be added to their resume or LinkedIn profile. Many colleges and universities use micro-credentials to help students quickly upgrade or enhance their skillsets. 

“We’re proud to collaborate with SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science to help students put their best foot forward as they embark on their career journeys,” said Russ Pederson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, who leads Deloitte’s work with the state of Wisconsin. “The last few years have taught us that it’s incredibly important for today’s undergrads to embrace resiliency and adopt lifelong learning practices that keep their competencies fresh. As we bring Deloitte’s Future of Work Institute to Madison, we will provide students with a solid foundation of human-centered skills to meet the needs of employers and succeed in their careers.”

UW-Madison joins more than a dozen colleges and universities that have participated in Deloitte’s FoWI. Deloitte plans to deliver FoWI programming to several other Wisconsin colleges and universities in 2023.

“The College of Letters & Science is laser focused on preparing our students to pursue meaningful careers and fulfilling lives after graduation,” said Eric Wilcots, dean of UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science. “The Future of Work Institute will serve as a tremendous resource for UW-Madison students as they enter the workforce. We’re honored to be the first higher education institution in Wisconsin to provide this groundbreaking training program.”

Fifty UW-Madison students participated in the first two sessions of the FoWI micro-credential program offered this month. The program was led by certified facilitators from Deloitte at the organization’s East Washington Avenue office. 

The curriculum included core labs to help students understand what the future of work means, along with ancillary activities to apply their knowledge and gain professional experience. These activities included a networking session for UW-Madison students and a workshop where they learned how to tell their story and articulate their value proposition to future employers.

As part of the largest management consultancy in the world, Deloitte brings global experience and local knowledge to its Wisconsin operations. Deloitte collaborates with clients to address a wide range of challenges spanning health and human services, workforce development, higher education, research institutions and more. For nearly 30 years, Deloitte practitioners in the state of Wisconsin have helped make an impact that matters working closely with the State Departments of Health Services; Safety and Professional Services; Children and Families; Administration; Workforce Development and others.

SuccessWorks at the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science
SuccessWorks is the personal and professional development center for students in the College of Letters & Science, the largest of UW-Madison’s schools and colleges. SuccessWorks partnerships with the business community provide students with access to internships, job opportunities, and other real-world experiences that help them succeed. SuccessWorks helps employers build ROI-driven strategies to recruit from the most diverse student body at UW-Madison. During the 2021-2022 academic year, SuccessWorks programs served more than 16,700 students through nearly 26,000 career program engagements, including advising sessions, workshops, alumni networking and direct interaction with employers. Learn more at

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