Working together to enhance the workforce
Greater Dubuque Development has taken workforce development to the next level with Dubuque Works, a collaborative regional partnership of employers, funding partners, workforce experts, and educators.
Dubuque Works focuses on three goals:
- (Human Capital): Partners identify and address recruitment, retention, and relocation needs as defined by Greater Dubuque employers;
- (Skill Development): Partners build workforce capacity by enhancing training to meet employer demand;
- (Collaboration & Evaluation): Partners combine collaborative workforce efforts with quality research to generate evidence-based practices that improve performance and outcomes for local employers.
What does this mean for you?
Dubuque Works is of vital importance to existing companies looking to expand, as well as prospective businesses considering a Dubuque location. Through Dubuque Works, the region is taking a proactive approach to ensure a steady pipeline of talent to support your business. Working together at the regional level, with an eye on the future of your workforce needs, we can minimize your risk—and maximize your success, regardless of national fluctuations in available talent.
Dubuque Works partners include:
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Dubuque Community School District
East Central Intergovernmental Association
Iowa Workforce Development
Western Dubuque Community School District
City of Dubuque
Dubuque Area Labor Management Council
Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
Holy Family Catholic Schools
Northeast Iowa Community College
United Way Services, Inc.
To learn more about Dubuque Works, view the 2014-2015 Annual Report.
Dubuque Works is made possible through financial support provided by the City of Dubuque, Q Casino/Dubuque Racing Association, and the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.
For more information about Dubuque Works, please contact Kristin Dietzel, Vice President of Workforce Solutions for Greater Dubuque Development, at 563-557-9049 or by email.