Saturday, February 06, 2016

Stand out from the crowd!  Currently available jobs that prefer or require an NCRC certificate. … read more

Practical tips for getting and keeping a job!  Visit the WDC or browse this website to connect with helpful resources.


Learning Computer Skills
Learn how to use the computer or improve your present skills in the WDC`s Academic Improvement Center.  Watch videos, listen to self-paced multimedia tutorials and do hands on mini-lessons to help you learn Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.  Improve your typing skills with our keyboarding programs.  Come in when you can!

The Academic Improvement Center is open for these self-paced tutorials Monday - Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.  For more information or to enroll in these self-paced tutorials call 638-6458.

The Workforce Development Center is located at 1717 Taylor Ave, Racine, WI  53403.

Training is an educational process. Effective training conveys relevant and useful information that informs participants and develops skills and behaviors that can be transferred back to the workplace. The goal of training is to create an impact that lasts beyond the end of the training itself. The focus is on creating specific actions and commitment that focuses attention on incorporating new skills and ideas at work.

Partnering with Gateway Technical College the Workforce Development Center offers several different Boot Camps during the year. The Boot Camps are intense, short term training programs designed to give participants the necessary skills to qualify for entry level positions.  More information about each Boot Camp is below.

Apprenticeship Program
You can actually make money while you are learning a trade or occupation with the Wisconsin Registered Apprenticeship Program. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Plus, the Apprentice will be getting the technical back-up necessary for a complete understanding of their chosen field. Just a few hours a week at your local technical college pays off big at the workplace where you can use your knowledge in a practical application.

More information about the Apprenticeship Program is available in the Resource Room at the Workforce Development Center, located at 1717 Taylor Ave, Racine, WI  53403, or contact Gateway Technical College’s Apprenticeship Coordinator at (262) 631-7312.

Want a real, rewarding career? Want to make a difference? Want to tackle new challenges – each and every day?

Our region is full of thriving, state-of-the-art manufacturing companies that are doing and making great things with advanced technologies.

And now, to help meet surging demand from around the world, they need talented people. People with a knack for solving problems. People who enjoy hands-on challenges. People who are eager to learn technical skills and keep moving up.  Want to learn more?  Watch these videos!

Telecom / Cabling Installer Boot Camp

Applications are no longer available for
Telecom/Cabling Boot Camp 2

Computer Numerical Controlled Boot Camp

Download the application here.

This training is a partnership with the Racine County Workforce Development Center and Gateway Technical College designed to meet the needs of employers within the community. The CNC Bootcamp is an intensive 14 week training program designed for participants to gain the necessary skills to qualify for an entry level CNC Operator position. Of the graduates from the past CNC Bootcamps, 95% were employed within weeks of completion with an average hourly wage of $12.75.

The September 2011 Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Boot Camp is highlighted during the program broadcast on CBS Channel 58.  Click on the 'Racine & Me' image to watch the program.

If you know of anyone interested, please notify them as soon as possible:

  • Application packets may be obtained in the Resource Room at The Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Ave in Racine and at the Burlington WDC located at 209 N. Main Street, Burlington.  Or may be downloaded now.
  • Last day to pick up an application is February 25, 2016.
  • Completed applications are due in the Racine Resource Room no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 11, 2016.
  • The application process consists of multiple steps - calendar of activities are included in the application package.
  • All interested applicants should take the time before leaving the Resource Room to read through the entire application packet, front to back, so they are aware of the required steps to be completed as part of the application process

Enrollment is limited.  In order to be a candidate eligible for consideration, it is necessary to pick up the application packet, meet the requirements as detailed in the packet, and have the completed packet turned in on or before the deadline.

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