Workforce Development

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The Workforce Development Committee works to strengthen and coordinate workforce service provision in the Southwest Partnership area, connect local residents to existing workforce development resources and jobs, and develop new resources and employment opportunities as they are identified.

The Workforce Development Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at 1138 Hollins St.

The Workforce Roundtable, made up of workforce provider and programs, meets the third Friday of the month at 3:00pm at Bon Secours Community Works 26 N Fulton Ave.

Chair: Caryn York


Southwest Works

Are you a Southwest Partnership area resident looking for work, a new job or a career change? Do you know someone who is? Check out Southwest Works–a program that connects area residents with jobs! For more information:

Job Training Programs

Are you interested in training for a new career? The Southwest Partnership has a list of job training programs that are FREE and provide job placement assistance, training in in-demand jobs, and support to address barriers to getting a job. Check them out here!

Workforce Development Calendar

A calendar of workforce development resources, including GED classes, training programs, and other services in and around the Southwest Partnership area is available on our website HERE .


  1. Develop outreach and engagement strategies to connect area residents with workforce resources and programs
  2. Advocate for hiring practices and policies that will provide area residents with better access to better jobs
  3. Connect residents to employment through area workforce providers and Southwest Works.