WIDS is unique in that we are a division of the WTCS Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of education. In 1993, Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges partnered with the Foundation to create a performance-based instructional design system effective for both education and industry. A statewide advisory team collaborated to build best practices and learning theories into WIDS curriculum-design software. The WIDS Advisory Team has evolved into the WIDS International Users Group representing a strong network of WIDS leaders who provide the input that fuels the continuous improvement of the software, model, methodology, and training/consulting services. WIDS collaborates with and serves clients in over 100 organizations worldwide.