Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance serves as an intermediary to identify, create, and provide educational opportunities that build our workforce and support lifelong learning.
The Spark that led to the development of Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance [WPWA], like most great endeavors, came out of necessity. The need for a collaborative effort focusing on unity and the “people” part of economic development was realized in 2009. The development of our organization began with a passionate and dedicated group of community members intent on building harmony and balance by tapping into the roots of our community.
WPWA takes a united and holistic approach to delivering services drawing on the strength of shared knowledge and action. We recognize that business, education, government, economic development, employment services and community all have a role in workforce development. WPWA serves as a connecting agent for these essential elements and as a community liaison, developing relationships and increasing awareness.
Our primary goals are to:
- Strengthen Workforce Quality
- Develop Career Opportunities, and
- Foster a Culture of Lifelong Learning
How do we do this?
We do this by enhancing business and education partnerships. We promote skills development, educational attainment and entrepreneurial development. We increase coordination and integration among existing workforce related organizations, and we create opportunities for community involvement. Some of our successes have included:
- The development of training facilities providing computer workstations and training space for business and educational institutions. Programs include seminars on entrepreneurial endeavors, marketing and computer skills training.
- The establishment of Community Career & Training sites. Designed to empower the community and connect individuals to workforce development resources, these training sites are found in Public Libraries throughout Wayne and Pike Counties and in the Wayne County Employment & Training Center.
- Expanding training for community members in higher education and creating a career pathways model in our area School Districts through connections with local businesses and educational providers.
- Raising over one million dollars for various workforce development and community education initiatives!
There is more to come as we strive towards a future full of innovative ideas and development! Keep in touch with us through our website for news on our current initiatives. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s going on and how you can participate in building talent though innovation!
Hub & Spoke Model
WPWA is the central hub that creates seamless connections with our partners in the community.
For a copy of our brochure please click on this link WPWA Brochure.
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