Waukesha County

ABOUT US

The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board is one of Wisconsin’s eleven regional Boards originally established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to address local economic workforce issues in Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) replaced WIA and will be in effect for the next five years (2015 - 2020). WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

The Board works in collaboration with local elected officials, economic development corporations, businesses, and the community to address macroeconomic workforce issues in the 3-county area. It is committed to finding workforce solutions through long-term planning and timely responses to the changing economy. The Board has selected Waukesha County to be the fiscal and administrative agent for the Board's funds and programs.

MISSION

The Board is dedicated to providing the highest quality, most effective, demand-driven workforce development services possible to the residents and businesses of Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties, Wisconsin.

ASPIRATION/VISION

The Board will be recognized as the catalyst for innovative workforce strategies and solutions, providing leadership and vision to advance the economic well-being of the region for employers, employees and job seekers. 

Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Program Provider.  If you have a disability and need information in an alterernative format, including language assistance or translation, and/or need assistance with this information, please contact us at (262)695-7800 or call through Wisconsin Relay Service 711.