ERIC Number: ED390479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond "One-Stop" Shopping: An Integrated Service Delivery System for Job Seekers and Employers.
Anderson, Richard T.
The Workforce Development Center (WDC), in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, is a cooperative effort of nine public and private agencies, including the Wisconsin Job Service, the Private Industry Council, and Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), to provide integrated employment services to area citizens and employers. Located on the WCTC campus, the center provides services for employment seekers, including counseling, occupational assessment, education and training, employment search assistance, and child care, as well for area employers, such as business development services, available interview and meeting rooms, management training, and banking services. The WDC began operation in January 1995; is currently staffed by 110 employees from the 9 agencies; and is responding to more than 150 customers daily, not counting students. Technology utilized by the Center includes a local area network, a link to the Wisconsin JobNet network for direct entry of intake information by clients, and a custom microcomputer-based tracking system for Center clients. The WDC expects to reduce the time and cost of public dependency for area residents and taxpayers through meaningful employment of participants. Appendixes include a planning and implementation time line, a table of budgeted and actual costs, addresses of three contact people, outcomes data for 1995, and a building sketch and floor plan of the Center. (TGI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Education Service Centers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Integrated Services, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waukesha County Workforce Development Center, Pewaukee, WI.