The Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance (WFA) is an employer-driven consortium of private and public funders of workforce development dedicated to increasing the Milwaukee region’s employment environment – to the benefit of both Milwaukee’s businesses that need skilled workers and for the individuals seeking good jobs and careers with family-supporting wages. Drawing from a collaborative workforce funding template first introduced by the National Fund for Workforce Development, the Funding Alliance is designed to reduce / eliminate barriers to successful employment, while also filling gaps in the recruitment, training and support services provision for entry-level and incumbent workers.
- Partner with employers in growth sectors and local workforce leadership to develop robust, demand driven pipelines for career advancement that result in economic benefits to both employers and workers.
- Increase access to sustainable wage career pathways through skill development, closing of skill gaps, and creation of employment opportunities.
- Disseminate and support policies for systems change that result in a better-coordinated workforce system, serving low skill workers.
- Assure the long-term sustainability of the collaborative by building leadership and resources