Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development ...
The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board is a thirty-one member, private sector-led group comprised of business, education, labor, and community leaders that serves as one of Wisconsin’s eleven regional Boards established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to address local economic workforce issues in Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. The purpose of WIA and the accompanying federal funds is to provide workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, earnings and occupational skill attainment by participants, which will improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation’s economy.
The Board works in collaboration with local elected officials, economic development corporations, businesses and the community to address macroeconomic workforce issues in the 3-county area. It is committed to finding
workforce solutions through long-term planning and timely responses to the changing economy. The Board has selected Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development, Inc., a private non-profit corporation, to be the fiscal and administrative agent for the Board’s funds and programs, including On-The-Job Training opportunities.
The Board replaced the WOW Private Industry Council, which had been the administrator for the Job Training Partnership Act.