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Upskilling Workers in CDL

Through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and Worker Advancement Initiative, we are excited to share that we played a role in the Wisconsin Regional Truck Driving Academy success in graduating their first 12 students and following classes!


The Wisconsin Regional Truck Driving Academy is an eight-week program taught by two Moraine Park instructors. Cohorts run every eight weeks with 12 to 15 students in each session. After completion, the students are guaranteed full-time employment with Kreilkamp Trucking.


In response to the supply chain disruptions and worker need in Southeastern Wisconsin, we jumped at the opportunity to be at the table with MPTC and Kreilkamp. We have had dislocated workers make a career change for this unique training program that covers food, lodging, and transportation during the training program while we provide ongoing case management and other supportive services. Knowing that individuals are guaranteed full-time employment at Kreilkamp is a win-win for all.

A special shout out and congratulations to Jacqueline F., Bradley M., Shane W., and Umonica and Charles W. for their participation in the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and David C. for his participation in the Workforce Advancement Initiative.



To date, 6 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act participants, 4 Workforce Advancement Initiative participants, and 4 WIOA/WAI co-enrolled participants have participated in the Wisconsin Regional Truck Driving Academy. The next cohort will start their training at the end of August. We wish all of the participants the best of luck in their new careers!


To learn about future opportunities, please contact us at www.forwardcareers.org/contact.



About Forward Careers

Forward Careers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with over 30 years of experience administering and providing employment and training services across Southeastern Wisconsin. Established in 1990, our mission is to develop a thriving workforce and strong economy by being the preferred source for career exploration, education, skills training, and employment connections to every person and business.

 

Forward Careers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Service Provider. If you need this information in an alternate format or in your preferred language, please contact us at (262) 695-7800. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, please contact us at forwardcareers@wctc.edu or through Wisconsin Relay Service at 7-1-1. This project is 100% or partially funded by the Department of Labor Employment & Training Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act/Emergency Recovery Grant/Department of Corrections Windows to Work, US Department of Treasury; American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)/Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds: Worker Advancement Initiative, Department of Labor Pathway Home 2, Department of Children and Families - John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood, Women & Girls Fund of Waukesha County, & United Way of Washington County.

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