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GOVERNOR PRESENTS JANUARY WIN AWARD
MADISONóGov. Tommy G. Thompson today announced that the Mt. Zion Child Development Center in Milwaukee has won the January Governorís Workforce Innovation Award (WIN), which recognizes individuals and organizations that create innovative approaches and outside-of-the-box solutions to develop and sustain Wisconsinís workforce.
Mt. Zion, under the guidance of its director, Martha E. Carter, is a provider of before and after school mentoring for area youth. For the past three years, the center has provided on-site training for Wisconsin Conservation Corps at risk youth ages 18 to 25 as a sponsor of Governor Thompsonís Central City Initiative.
"Mt. Zion provides a valuable service for Wisconsinís tomorrow by investing in the youth of today," Gov. Thompson said. "Participants in this program learn valuable skills and training that can help them become assets to the future of Wisconsin instead of liabilities," he said.
Program participants receive a wide array of training including how to develop work skills, personal life skills, finances/budgeting, infant/toddler care and early childhood educational learning skills, day care standards, and child care certification requirements.
The WIN award is presented each month to highlight innovative approaches and solutions to overcoming barriers to work, empowering individuals to move up the job ladder, and partnering with employers, educators and local government to do what works to build a stronger workforce.
The award goes to organizations and individuals that significantly advance one or more of the following:
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