To the extent practical and allowed by funding sources, Employ Milwaukee contracts service delivery to quality public and private community partners through state and federally-mandated procurement procedures. Each of these organizations brings a unique focus to prepare job seekers for current and projected job openings. Education and training, case management, and job placement services are some of the services provided. Employ Milwaukee staff focus primarily on resource development, coordination, system building, and evaluation and monitoring.
WIOA Title I Providers
Employ Milwaukee procures WIOA Title I-B Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth services. MAXIMUS and America Works currently provide WIOA Title I-B Adult and Dislocated Worker services. UNCOM and Dynamic Workforce Solutions currently provide WIOA Title I-B Youth services. Future Request for Proposals for WIOA Title 1-B services will be publicly posted on this website.
Employ Milwaukee accepts Initial Eligibility applications from qualified training organizations to be registered on the State of Wisconsin’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Training providers and programs approved by Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development are available for selection by participants of the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs who are in need of skill training and subsequent job placement utilizing the participant’s Individual Training Account (ITA) funding allowance. Federal law requires that the providers of these programs offer the highest quality training services and be responsive to in-demand and emerging industry credential requirements by providing relevant training services that will enable employment in those industries. Once approved for the Initial Eligibility period, training programs are subject to data reporting and onsite monitoring prior to receiving Continuing Eligibility to remain on the ETPL.
Employ Milwaukee’s funding for WIOA programs is tied to the performance outcomes of the programs, which include credential attainment and measureable skills gains of WIOA participants receiving training through the ETPL. Decisions about eligibility for the ETPL are made based on the verifiable expectation that a participant completing a training program will obtain a credential that meets the state’s standards for federal reporting. The process followed by Employ Milwaukee for reviewing and approving applications is defined in the attachment below. For more information regarding the ETPL process or to request an application, please contact ETPL@employmilwaukee.org.
Client Training Decision Process