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As indicated above, regional workforce development initiatives need support from public–private partnerships including business, local government, educational institutions, and civil society. It is also important to get technical information about broad workforce trends and, at the micro level, information about the specific needs of local employers, e.g., what jobs they expect to fill in the next 2-3 years, etc. The solution for Waukesha County Technical College (www.wctc.edu), situated in the suburbs of MilwaukeeWisconsin, or Moraine Valley Community College just outside of the city limits of ChicagoIllinois, will be different from colleges operating in Adjara, Tbilisi, or Kutaisi.

Waukesha has a Small Business Center, a Corporate and Community Training Center, a Global Education and Trade Center, and hosts a Workforce Development Center (http://www.wfdc.org/) on campus as well. The WDC on the WCTC campus is one of three serving the same local area as the College does. Its mission, according to the website, is to be a one-stop shop for jobseekers – both those graduating from WCTC and people displaced from their jobs in the community – and also offer services to employers.