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WOW Workforce Development Board Awarded $2,000 AT&T Grant

May 15, 2014

AT&T awarded a $2,000 AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award to the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board to support their youth apprenticeship and training programs.

“This funding from AT&T will support us in our continued efforts to provide essential job training to area youth,” said Francisco Sanchez, WOW Workforce Development Board President. “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and we are committed to helping our young people gain the skills and competencies they need to be successful in our future workforce.”

The AT&T funding will support the WOW Workforce Development Board’s youth training and workforce development programs. The board operates the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program, which helps young adults ages 16-21 gain job skills and workplace competencies, obtain occupational training and succeed in job placement and training. In 2012-13, the WOW Workforce Development Board exceeded all program performance measures. In addition, 117 youth exited or complete the program with an average hourly wage rate of $9.04.

The funding will also support the board’s Youth Apprenticeship program that provides high school students with classroom instruction and hands-on learning at an employer’s worksite in a variety of occupational areas, including Agriculture, Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing and Health Science. There are currently 8 youth in active apprenticeships and another 11 youth waiting for worksite assignments. Two youth have already completed the program and were hired by their worksite employer at a wage rate of $11 per hour.

“We are very proud to support efforts in the WOW area to develop our future workforce through youth skills development,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “As a company, AT&T is committed to investing in education and helping prepare our young people for future success.”
The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program provides funding to organizations and programs that improve the community by: advancing education, enhancing the environment, promoting economic development, or delivering other community services.

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