Founded in 2004, Workforce Professionals Training Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the day‐to‐day operations of workforce development programs and strengthening the workforce development field. WPTI provides training and consulting that drives innovation, growth and excellence in the field of workforce development. We build a stronger workforce by empowering workforce providers with the tools needed to connect job seekers to employment.
WPTI provides highly contextualized services in three core areas, meeting the critical need for professional development and capacity building opportunities in the workforce development field:
Multi-organizational training workshops
Customized training and technical assistance
Over the past seven years, WPTI has trained more than 7,000 practitioners in 350 organizations in the New York City metro area as well as organizations in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California and Washington, DC. Our clients include local community‐based organizations and nonprofits, for‐profits and government agencies that provide services to hard‐to‐serve jobseekers. This includes individuals with multiple barriers to employment, English language learners, formerly incarcerated individuals and disconnected youth. We enjoy a hard‐earned reputation for high quality programming that influences the performance bottom‐line of organizations while also building a network for peer‐to‐peer learning and support among workforce development professionals. Repeatedly, our customers return to us for technical support and staff training.