GREEN BAY, Wis., April 15, 2022 –UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership received a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to create and fund a Workforce Development Certificate. The grant will enable 100 candidates to earn a certificate at no cost. The check was presented Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Institute’s “Celebrate 2022: Women on the Rise” event at the Weidner Center.
“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 Janet Bonkowski, executive director, Institute for Women’s Leadership. “The certificate aligns with the University’s commitment to access and community collaboration.”
The AT&T Foundation grant will also make possible the creation of marketing materials to broaden the reach of the certificate to expand access to additional populations, such as women, women of color and low-income workers. All materials will be available in a printed format to ensure those without internet capabilities can still receive information about the certificate.
“AT&T is proud to support the work of the Institute for Women’s Leadership to help address digital literacy and prepare our workforce,” said Paul Weirtz, President, AT&T Wisconsin. “As a company, we are committed to workforce development and closing the digital divide. This new certificate is a great way to help underserved employees reskill and gain the foundational skills they need for today’s workforce.”
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 or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development, at [email protected].