The Community Workforce Partnership (CWP) is a formal network of community based organizations that provide specialized services often needed to address barriers to employment for Milwaukee residents, including lack of transportation, childcare, education, employability skills, re-entry, and income support.
Through this partnership, WRTP/BIG STEP coordinates with others to engage and support participant recruitment, screening, and employment readiness education and training activities, as well as job placement and retention services.
With a shared commitment to the mission of building a diverse, qualified workforce in the Milwaukee area, members of the CWP are able to avoid duplication of services and maximize community resources to meet the full workforce readiness needs of our participants.
What are the CWP’s goals?
The partners that comprise the CWP are committed to working together to achieve the following goals:
- Coordinate with industry and employers in the construction, manufacturing, and emerging sectors of the regional economy to identify current and future employment opportunities.
- Assess industry’s workforce needs and jointly develop appropriate recruitment, assessment, training, placement, and retention strategies.
- Recruit unemployed, underemployed, and low-income workers to increase the number of women and minorities who qualify for employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
- Provide support services, career counseling, education, training, and advancement opportunities for participants.
- Assist industry and employers with the development of effective retention and advancement strategies for the current and future workforce.
- Recruit and train current employees to build effective workplace mentoring and peer adviser networks.
- Develop and align federal, state, and local resources to support current and new initiatives.
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