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Southeastern Workforce Development Board

The Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, also known as the SE WI WDB, was formed to provide oversight, guidance, and direction for the Federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) in a three county region known as a Workforce Development Area (WDA). These three Counties include, Kenosha, Racine, & Walworth Counties. The State of Wisconsin has eleven WDA’s and the SE WI WDB is known as WDA 1.

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The Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SE WI WDB) updated Program Year 2020-2023 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Plan. The plan identifies strategic goals for the Southeastern Workforce Delivery Area and describes services and activities available to eligible adults, youth, dislocated workers, businesses and economic development partners through the American Job Centers/Workforce Development System in the three county area: Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties. The plan is for the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023. 

Workforce Development Areas (WDAs) 1, 2 and 3 have developed a WIOA Regional Plan in conjunction with regional WIOA partners and employers to provide a vision and strategy for public workforce service delivery in the 7-county Southeastern Wisconsin region for the next four years. The WIOA Regional Plan​ outlines regional workforce development needs, provides labor market analysis and projections, establishes workforce program goals, defines governance structures and local policies, identifies service providers and locations, and conveys the performance and accountability measures for Wisconsin’s Workforce Development Area (WDA) 2. The WIOA Local Plan​ further defines the strategies and initiatives to increase workforce system efficiencies that ensure the continuing modernization of the workforce system and the creation of a customer-centered system in which:

  • The needs of business and workers drive workforce solutions;

  • Job Centers provide excellent customer service to all jobseekers and businesses;

  • Strong regional economies are supported; and

  • The local board’s vision and goals reinforce the priorities of the state workforce system.

Board Staff

Doug Bartz

Rebecca Freund

Senior Administrative Assistant

Marilyn Putz

Program Integrity Specialist - WIOA

Executive Committee

Dr. Bryan Albrecht

Kenneth Fellman

Nicholas Galich

Gateway Technical College
Johnson Bank
Froedtert South

Brooke Infusino

Amy Mlot

Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)
Stowell Associates, Inc.

Members at Large

Tessa August

Laura Cesar

Susan Chandek

Derek D'Auria

Ron Frederick

Dave Gaspar

Waylon Gross

Alexa Haigh

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
LDV, Inc.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Walworth County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA)
Kenosha County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
MPC, Inc.
Kenall Lighting
United Way of Racine County

Cheryl Kothe

Paul Moeller

Tasha Jenkins
Loretta Olson
Tom  Reiherzer

Dave Riley
Cynthia Simonsen
Matthew Stinebrink
Lanetta Virgil
Matt Waltz

Professional Services Group
Wisconsin Job Service
Express Employment Professionals
Building Alliance Tri-County Association & SEW Building & Construction Trades
Riley Construction
VIP Services, Inc.
Piggly Wiggly 
Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI)
WRTP / Big Step