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LAWDS (Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills)


LAWDS (Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills) is a project being run by DPI and funded by a grant from the IMLS (a Laura Bush 21st Century Library grant).  The focus of the grant is to bring together public library staff with the staff of regional Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) and Wisconsin Job Centers with the ultimate goal of providing seamless support for patrons and businesses seeking help developing career skills or seeking employment.  The LAWDS project provides for four training modules for libraries that will be delivered by workforce development staff:

  1. Training Module One – Workforce Development Boards Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Training Module Two – Career Planning and Resume Development
  3. Training Module Three – The Basics of Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance System
  4. Training Module Four – Job Center of Wisconsin and Labor Market Research Tools


LAWDS Documentation