Empower individuals to become full participants in the economic mainstream of the community by linking employers with a talented, skilled workforce, establishing expectations of success for everyone.
Who We Serve
The YWCA Workforce Development Programs guide job seekers with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet standards for work readiness. This is accomplished through job skills training, case management services, and resources that minimize barriers to employment. The YWCA's primary target population is low income women. However, as a workforce development program provider, the YWCA serves those striving for economic independence regardless of age or gender.
For employers, the Workforce Development program closes the gap between employer needs and the skills of the available workforce. A streamlined hiring process, which includes onsite candidate screenings, placement and retention services are some of the benefits that the YWCA can offer your company. In addition to meeting work readiness standards, the YWCA ensures that applicants meet your company's specific needs.
Career Opportunity Center
The Career Opportunity Center (COC) provides comprehensive employment services to both job seekers and employers. Approximately 2,000 visitors per month access the COC's services and programs. Job seeker services include job search, employment counseling, financial literacy, career development and training workshops and job skills training. Employer services include job postings, access to labor market information, seminars and on-site, customized recruitments.
Other partner agencies who offer services in the COC include: The Department of Workforce Development, Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Veteran Services, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Unemployment Insurance (UI), Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and the Department of Health Services.