North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Inc

320 W Grand Avenue, Suite 102, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54495
(715) 204-1640

Bridging Employers, Workers and Education

The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Board (NCWWDB) is a public/partnership between government and business that plans, administers and coordinates Workforce Investment Act (WIA) employment and training programs in the counties of Adams, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, and Wood. This nine-county region is known as Workforce Development Area 6. Our purpose is to provide policy, planning, oversight and funding for local workforce development programs and address workforce issues as they emerge within our region.

What We Do... 

The Workforce Development Board helps individuals:

prepare for, search for, and secure suitable employment utilizing resources offered at area Wisconsin Job Centers
research, choose and acquire the foundational and/or technical skills necessary to enter the career of their choice

The Workforce Development Board provides oversight to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) system, including:

One-Stop Job Centers
Youth Education and Employment Programs
Adult Employment and Training Programs
Dislocated Worker Training Programs

The Workforce Development Board provides leadership in designing a workforce system that assists businesses with:

finding qualified workers through recruitment, screening and referral 
acquiring funds and/or designing customized training programs to build the skills of their workforce
analyzing the skill requirements of specific jobs and assessing candidates and/or existing workers to determine skills matches or skill gaps