As businesses across Wisconsin continue to face workforce shortages, economic and workforce development organizations and local leaders are working to address complex barriers that may impact an individual’s ability to enter or stay in the workforce. This course will explore two barriers – transportation and childcare – with a focus on resources and approaches that are being used to create new opportunities.

The course will begin with an introduction to the Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance (WETAP) Program, with examples of how funding is being used in urban and rural areas to assist in getting people to jobs, employment training, education and childcare.

The program will then explore two examples of innovative initiatives designed to address childcare availability and to build stronger childcare businesses. Participants will learn about the creation of the EverGrow Learning Center in Ashland and the Green County Childcare Business Accelerator. Information will also be provided on technical and financial assistance that can help bring information and initiatives to your community.

Through this course, attendees will learn about:

  • Employment transportation initiatives funded through the Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance (WETAP) Program
  • Approaches to addressing childcare availability and building strong childcare businesses
  • Financial and technical assistance resources

WEDA Academy Webinar - Workforce Development: Overcoming Barriers and Building Opportunities Part II

  • November 10, 2021
  • Virtual