Mission: Build a workforce development system through partnerships that is responsive to local business needs and promotes regional economic development.
Programs: Workforce investment act (wia) adult and dislocated worker programs and national emergency grant (neg) dislocated worker programs improve employment, retention, and earnings of participants. Wia youth activities increase the attainment of basic skills, work readiness or occupational skills, and secondary diplomas or other credentials. Southwest wisconsin workforce development board served approximately 1,100 wia and neg participants during the year.
wisconsin works (w-2) welfare replacement programs provide services to prepare individuals to work and to obtain and maintain viable self-sustaining employment. Southwest wisconsin workforce development board administered w-2 and other employment programs that provided employment for 25 positions during the year.
the senior community service employment program (scsep) provides, fosters, and promotes useful part-time work opportunities in community service activities for low-income persons age fifty-five and older. Southwest wisconsin workforce development board served approximately 65 scsep participants during the year.
wisconsin workers win (w3) is a pilot project that offers up to 6 weeks of occupational skills training with an approved employer to unemployment insurance (ui) claimants within the first 20 weeks of their regular ui benefits.