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Work Skills Training Resources

Worker Preparation and Training
Through its operation of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and other programs, WRI has access to hundreds of individuals from all skill levels who are looking for work opportunities having completed individualized job preparation including combinations of assessment, career planning, occupational skills training, job readiness instruction, work experience and job search instruction. WRI is networked with area training providers including area Technical Colleges and Universities and can be a valuable resource to assist you in addressing any short or long-term training needs you may identify for your current or emerging workforce. In addition, WRI can assess individuals recruited through the processes above to determine eligibility for training and preparation assistance. Such assistance can also be applied to the pre-screened individuals referred from our Job Seeker registries.

Such assistance can take the form of:

Work Experience - Where eligible individuals can complete a no-cost job trial period while on WRI payroll to determine job compatibility and job fit with no risk to the ultimate employer including workers compensation or unemployment compensation cost liability.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) through which the cost of training eligible individuals can be offset through reimbursements to the employer for extraordinary training costs generally amounting to 50% of wages for a negotiated training period based on an analysis of the job and the individual's capabilities.

Customized Training through which WRI and the employer design a pre-employment training program in partnership with a mutually agreed upon training provider. WRI and the employer agree upon an eligible group of potential employees and WRI may be able to assist with the cost of the training based on the commitment of the employer to hire those who successfully complete the training program.

Worker Retention and Advancement
WRI professional staff will provide on-going follow-up, follow-through and necessary on-site services to assure that employees placed through its services continue to be successful. For those who may be eligible, post program support may be provided to allow individuals to maintain employment. WRI will monitor performance and assist with corrective actions that may be desired by the employer to minimize turn-over and the need to take on the expense of new recruitment for replacement workers. WRI will also appraise the employer of opportunities to acquire any resources that may be available to upgrade employee skills and assist workers with employment advancement and adaptation that may be necessary to retain employment.