CareerWorks Healthcare Sector Partnership
The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the Milwaukee Area Healthcare Alliance (MAHA) created the CareerWorks Healthcare Sector Partnership. This regional healthcare intermediary has created a comprehensive healthcare training institute offering TANF and other low income participants the ongoing educational and personal support necessary to find and retain jobs in healthcare, and the information, motivation and opportunity to pursue additional education and training for mid-skilljobs with "high" wages ($15.56+)...
The CareerWorks Healthcare Training Institute will serve 1,500 participants, offering on-going career explorations, basic and soft skill development, career readiness, pre-vocational and GED prep, bridge and contextualized learning, as well as healthcare-specific training. The Institute will incorporate best practices for adult learning, including coaching, cohort support; accessible, convenient scheduling; technology-based and hybrid learning packages; and accelerated training modules leading to industry recognized credentials. Additionally, resources will be available for overcoming barriers to success, such as provision for transportation, childcare, etc.
The Institute will respond to employer needs, offering training at entry, mid and high skill levels in Allied Health, Health Information Technology, and Nursing. The job placement plan includes healthcare apprenticeship models currently under consideration by the State of Wisconsin. One-to-one coaching—from initial enrollment through post-employment—forms the lynchpin of our innovative retention strategy.
For more information, please contact Norma Gaines, Project Coordinator for MAHA.