Workforce Development


The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) is a regional body charged with oversight of the Wisconsin Job Centers and the employment and training programs that comprise the workforce development system in 10 counties of northwest Wisconsin: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Price, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn. The board, comprised of business leaders and workforce development professionals, is the regional body who governs the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and is committed to creating a competitive workforce that meets the changing needs of the citizens and businesses of our area.

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Inspire Northward is a community-development platform that provides a way to build strong ties between the region's employers and the workforce of tomorrow. By integrating career development tools, social media elements and workforce data into a seamless system, job creators, students, educators, and parents can connect efficiently and effectively. This effort is in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI’s) Academic and Career Planning initiative.

Techstart is a collaboration between CVTC (ChippewaValley Technical College), WITC (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College) Visions Northwest and Momentum West designed to increase the number of internships and apprenticeships in Northwestern Wisconsin. The initiative emphasizes connecting students from Northwestern Wisconsin tech colleges with small and mid-sized organizations to gain professional experience.