CFUL Workforce Development serves to improve employment opportunities in the Central Florida region by addressing the needs of the unemployed, underemployed and those experiencing difficulty in obtaining and/or maintaining unsubsidized employment. Job seekers receive assistance in finding employment, exploring careers, and upgrading their skills through education and training.
The Center for Workforce Innovation: Apprenticeship To Work
The Central Florida Urban League’s Center for Workforce Innovation (CWI) is a public/private collaborative providing employability skills and serving as a developmental training center specializing in new economy jobs for Central Floridians in the 21st century throughout the emerging "Super Region".
The Center for Workforce Innovation focuses on aiding distressed individuals including the recently displaced, unemployed, chronically unemployed (as defined as those unemployed in excess of one year), underemployed (as defined as those employed part-time but desire and are in active search of full-time positions as well as the over qualified, who have education, experience, or skills beyond the requirements of their current position) military veterans and ex-offenders (in need of skills and repatriation to the community).
CWI endeavors to improve employment opportunities in the Central Florida region by addressing the needs of the unemployed, underemployed, ex-offenders and those experiencing difficulty in obtaining and/or maintaining unsubsidized employment. Job seekers receive assistance in finding employment, exploring careers and upgrading their skills through education and training. The CFUL Center for Workforce Innovation (CWI) presents a multi-faceted approach to addressing key issues of access to training, development and job opportunity impacting the seven counties of the Central Florida region. The CWI structure also allows for creation of a new training curriculum, and provides a “plug and play” tool for local and regional employers to execute job-specific training modules to solve current and future workforce needs. Life skills training will focus on developing skills that support changes in managing day-to-day situations and ultimately result in managing the world of work and long-term job retention. Skills covered during the workshops include: money management; professional appearance and conduct in the workplace; career path goals; crisis management; successful self-image and healthcare education.
CWI offers a curriculum mix of classroom instruction, field training and practical application learning, through the "Pre-Apprenticeship" training, that bridges the skills gap and meets the needs of current and future workforce demands. It is an accessible vehicle for employer partners to deliver job skills training that keeps pace with the growth and direction of the Central Florida economy. Additionally, the CWI employer partners have made a commitment to hire individuals that complete training with the CWI.