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 https://www.uwgb.edu/certificate-programs/workforce-development/ or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development, at [email protected].