Institute for Women’s Leadership & AT&T Foundation to Fund Workforce Development Certificate Program

Posted on 1-27-2022

Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership received a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation tocreate and fund a Workforce Development Certificate. The grant will enable one hundred candidates to earn a certificate at no cost.

The noncredit certificate will be available online and self-paced with ongoing access. The Workforce Development Certificate will be rolled out on January 3rd, 2022. The certificate will address important workplace capabilities that include:

Strengthening personal communication

Advancing technology and digital literacy

Problem solving and critical thinking

Improving professional standards

Balancing life and work

The Workforce Development Certificate offers a pathway for displaced, underemployed or underserved employees to upskill to meet changing market dynamics. The certificate can also be recommended by HR professionals and other recruiting entities for entry level employees, employees in transition or workers reentering the workforce after unemployment or a gap in work history to jumpstart their productivity.

“The Workforce Development Certificate bridges the equity gap by providing workforce skills training to underserved or overlooked individuals, while equipping them with key foundational skills necessary in all work environments,” said Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Leadership. “The certificate aligns with the University’s commitment to access and community collaboration.”

Upon completion of the program, participants will earn a digital badge or micro-credential that will validate their competency, demonstrating to employers the essential capabilities necessary to be successful in the workplace.

To learn more about the Workforce Development certificate, please visit the website at or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development, at [email protected].

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​