Workforce - Labor

Workforce Training Grants

Wisconsin provides Workforce Training Grants to assist businesses in workforce retention and expansion into new markets and technology. The program provides grant funds to businesses to upgrade or improve the job-related skills of their full-time employees. Any business making a firm commitment to locate a new facility in Wisconsin or expand an existing facility within the state and is upgrading a product, process or service that requires training in new technology and industrial skills is eligible for a Training Grant.

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Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting innovation and providing quality local workforce development programs and services to businesses and residents in Southwest Wisconsin. It is one of Wisconsin's eleven regional boards established by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). SWWDB is responsible for the planning and oversight of the workforce system in southwest Wisconsin - Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock counties. All services are driven by the needs of employers and workers and are available through the "one-stop" Job Centers, as well as through our Virtual Job Center - SWWDB represents the public/private nature of the workforce system. Board members represent private sector businesses, as well as leaders from education, labor, economic development, and other public agencies. SWWDB is also instrumental in connecting dislocated workers to new employment opportunities.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) places heightened emphasis on the alignment of programs that serve out-of-school youth and adults in order to ensure they obtain the skills necessary to prepare for successful workforce participation and continued educational achievement.This can include assistance in childcare, transportation, housing, to the individual and wage reimbursement for the employer during training periods.

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The Inspire Madison Region brings together businesses, schools, community organizations and volunteers to create a vibrant workforce in the Greater Madison Region. Communities have the opportunity to build bridges between employers and secondary and post-secondary schools through a variety of opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, internships, and after school jobs to name a few.

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