© 2019 Forward Careers, Inc.

Forward Careers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider. If you have a disability and need information in an alternative 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.


Forward Careers is a nonprofit organization with 30 years' experience serving Southeast Wisconsin. Our teams of workforce professionals specialize in providing high quality, effective and accessible job training services to:


  • individuals seeking to improve their employment potential in demand-driven and high growth professions; and to

  • businesses, of any size and industry, seeking quality services to help attract, train, and retain the talent needed to succeed and grow.


Our services are for individuals of all backgrounds that are 14 years of age and older, including unemployed, underemployed, people impacted by business closings or mass lay-offs, people with disabilities, young adults aging out of foster care, and justice-served individuals.

Forward Careers also seeks and administers grants, contracts, and additional federal, state, and local funding to bring and expand workforce resources to our community.


Our Mission

To develop a thriving workforce and strong economy.

Our Vision

To be the preferred source for career exploration, education and skill training, and employment connections to every person and business.


Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the organization’s financial well-being and accountability, ensuring that our activities are consistent with our mission. The Board of Directors is made up of five volunteer members, who are current or past chief executives or with substantial management or policy responsibility, from either the public or private sector.

  • Chris Carman, Owner, ActionCoach Business Coaching (Vice Chair)

  • Deonna Chambers, Sr. HR Manager, E & J Gallo

  • Mark Goldstein, Attorney, Goldstein Law Group.

  • Mary Wehrheim, Retired President, Stanek Tool, Corp. 

  • Steve Holtan, Retired President, Slinger Manufacturing (Chair)

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Our History

Forward Careers, Inc., formally known as Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development, Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit job training organization established in 1990 and headquartered at the Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee with additional locations at the Workforce Development Centers in Mequon and West Bend.

Meet our Team​