WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
Creating Opportunities and Hope
Helping individuals successfully find work and prepare for careers is at the heart of the work of the Milwaukee Urban League. Our employment and training programs provide a variety of services to help individuals search and prepare for jobs that will improve their futures. Individuals seeking one-on-one assistance with online employment applications and resumes can find support at our Workforce Technology Center computer facility, which offers use of laptops and free internet access.
Commercial Driver’s License: Working with Milwaukee Area Technical College, MUL offers a commercial driver’s license program, putting individuals on the road to family-supporting jobs.
Community Block Grant Employment Services: Assists individuals in certain zip codes or geographic areas with training and identifying employment opportunities. Result: Exceeded the number of employment placements by over seven percent
Driver’s License Permit: Helps eligible individuals secure a learner’s permit and behind the wheel lessons to earn a driver’s license and improve employment options. Goal: 300 individuals will complete the program in 2020
Financial Opportunity Center: Provides individuals with support to learn to establish and restore credit and financial accounts, develop a budget, and set short and long-term financial goals. Result: Exceeded the number of in-person engagements by 54 percent
GED plus Career Paths: Helps individuals who is interested in obtaining their GED/HSED, explore education and employment opportunity while earning their degree. Operates in partnership with MUL Education programs
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Community Engagement and Referral Services: Helps Milwaukee County residents enter high-quality jobs and assists in employee retention. This is a short-term program in partnership with Employ Milwaukee
Workforce Technology Center: Provides assistance with online employment applications, job searches, career assessments, and other vocational opportunities. Goal: In 2020, the center will serve an average of 15 or more clients a month