Community Engagement

Within our mission to provide innovative and accessible lifelong learning opportunities that support individual, organizational and community development, the School of Continuing Education promotes social, political and economic growth.

Center for Workforce Development

The Center for Workforce Development works with university, business and community partners to research and implement development strategies to increase worker skills in southeast Wisconsin.

The center generates new approaches to building a quality workforce through research, study and participation with Workforce Development stakeholders, while being involved in a variety of initiatives, including:

  • Creating industry-specific training for jobs that are likely to develop in the changing economy. The center works with partners from industry, educational institutions and government to analyze needs and offer classes, certificates and degrees to workers.
  • Exploring changes in the economy and what they mean for workers and employers.
  • Examining growth industries and developing insights into workers’ skills and knowledge that will help these industries grow.

For more information, contact: Nancy Nelson, director of Center for Workforce Development,,414-227-3123.

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