- The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development
Board recently announced that it was extending its services
to a younger group of individuals. This week, the
organization issued a second call for people ages 16 to 24
without a high school diploma who would like to develop more
Youth Program is designed to assist young adults residing in
Waukesha, Ozaukee, or Washington counties achieve their
educational and employment goals by developing a
personalized plan with an assigned case manager.
Participants enrolled in this program can take advantage of
services including: high school completion support;
post-secondary education and training; paid and unpaid work
experiences; comprehensive guidance and counseling;
leadership development activities; occupational skills
training; and financial literacy education.
legislation allocated more money to go toward educating
these young workers and getting them employed. Workforce
Development staff will assess a program participantís
strengths and weaknesses and develop a program for that
individual that may focus more on soft skills, such as
showing up to work on time and proper dress, on technical
skills or other important skills.
it might be hard to get a job because of a lack of past work
experiences, so Workforce Development will pay an employer
to train the worker in order for him to get experience,
skills and to build his resume.
who are interested in learning more can contact Lauren
Quinnies at the Workforce Development Center in Waukesha
County at 262-695-8042 or
or Cindy Hinckley at Workforce Development Center in Ozaukee
& Washington County at 262-335-5309 or