Workforce training Conference set for Sept. 19

August 29, 2014

WAUKESHA The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin Literacy will be holding a workforce training conference Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center.

Pathways to Employment: Preparing Wisconsin's Job Seekers will focus on worker training and support services at literacy agencies, technical colleges, refugee agencies, community organizations and in the workplace for individuals with limited English language skills and academic barriers to success. 

The conference will offer an opportunity for employers and educators to share strategies on worker training.  Scott Jansen, of the Department of Workforce Development will highlight recent funding initiatives focused on job creation and job training.

Breakout sessions will include Connecting Adult Learners to Small Business Training; Connecting to new Employment Services at the Job Centers; Training Programs on Safety and Worker Rights with OSHA; Enhancing Communication, Cultural Understanding and Learning in Multilingual Work Environments and several other topics pertinent to workforce success.

Early bird registration is available through Sept. 5. To register or for more information, visit www.wisconsinliteracy.org or call 608-257-1655.

www.wisconsinliteracy.org