Solutions that drive employer outcomes

Wisconsin’s workforce development agency receives federal funding to financial support training and development efforts of our state’s workforce.  These dollars are then allocated to the local nonprofit workforce development boards to manage and to provide results that meet the federal and state policies on workforce.  


Governor’s council on workforce investment

The Governor's Council on Workforce Investment is the federally-mandated entity under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that assists the governor in developing innovative and dynamic approaches to develop Wisconsin's workforce.

The Council is charged with aiding Wisconsin employers in finding the workers they need and providing resources to enable workers to access training for in-demand careers with the ultimate goal of moving Wisconsin's economy forward.

Members include a majority of business leaders, as well as state legislators and local elected officials, representatives from educational institutions, community-based organizations, and labor representatives from throughout the state.


National association of workforce boards

NAWB represents approximately 550 Workforce Development Boards and their 12,000+ business members that coordinate and leverage workforce strategies with education and economic development stakeholders within their local communities, to ensure that state and local workforce development and job training programs meet the needs of employers.

These investments in workforce development create a comprehensive system to provide America with a highly skilled workforce that competes in the global economy.