We do this chiefly by administering workforce development funds and coordinating providers of job training and education programs. But our role is actually much larger. We believe in the power of ideas to affect great change – so we act as convener, catalyst, collaborator and advocate for workforce development throughout the region, state and nation.
The WorkPlace serves as the workforce development board for Southwestern Connecticut, helping prepare people for careers and strengthening the workforce for employers. Our many programs and partnerships — including job training, career services and employment — have made a difference in the lives of thousands. We have been an advocate and community partner, working to address the region’s present and future workforce issues.
Throughout the years, The WorkPlace has expanded services and geographic coverage on a targeted basis. We have forged new partnerships, driven by common goals, smart economics and supported by innovative funding sources. Our collective expertise building projects and delivering results often leads to new opportunities. We are always asking, “How can we do it better?” This spirit infuses our passion for making a difference through innovation.