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The following agencies help close skills gaps by ensuring job seekers gain competencies and credentials that businesses require for jobs in demand now and into the future. They promote a seamless progression from educational, training, and workplace learning options to employment by implementing innovative and evidence-based practices.

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In 2019, Goodwill served more than 25 million individuals worldwide and helped more than 230,000 people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few, and get the supportive services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, and access to transportation and child care.


Goodwill works to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by strengthening their communities, eliminating their barriers to opportunity, and helping them reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

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Journey House has been transforming lives in and around Milwaukee, since 1969 empowering families to move out of poverty by offering four core programs: Adult Education, Youth Leadership and Athletics, THRIVE Workforce Development, and Family Engagement.

Our Mission

Journey House empowers families on Milwaukee's near Southside to move out of poverty by offering Adult Education, Youth Development, THRIVE Workforce Development, and Family Engagement.


About CVI

The Center for Veteran’s Issues (CVI) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in  Milwaukee, WI and actively serves veterans and their families with challenges and concerns across 54 counties in Wisconsin.

Our Mission

The Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. provides supportive services to improve the quality of life of current and ex-military personnel.

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Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.


At Job Corps, students have access to room and board while they learn skills in specific training areas for up to three years. In addition to helping students complete their education, obtain career technical skills and gain employment, Job Corps also provides transitional support services, such as help finding employment, housing, child care, and transportation. Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military.

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Our Vision

Employ Milwaukee is the local workforce development board serving Milwaukee County. By convening leaders from business and industry, economic and workforce development, education and training as well as community partners and policy makers, our vision is to develop workforce solutions that promote regional economic growth and employment opportunity for all job seekers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a strong workforce development system by planning, coordinating, collaborating and monitoring workforce initiatives with businesses, partners and community stakeholders at the local, regional and state level to ensure a skilled and productive workforce for the 21st Century.

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