Strategic Workforce Development Inc is a 501(C) 3 Non-Profit Vocational Education, Job Development, and Workforce Institution.
SWD works with over 150 different employers and 15 Skilled Trade Unions
SWD is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, Missouri
SWD offers personalized corporate Soft Skills Programs with accredited coaches
SWD offers Vocational Training Certifications and Soft Skill certifications
SWD supports Fair Hiring Practices
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT
We take the broadest possible view of diversity. We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and make progress toward the employment and financial stability of every person in every community. We believe that each client, donor, volunteer, advocate, and the employee must have equal access to solving the community challenges we work to address at Strategic Workforce Development Inc. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We commit to using these practices for our organization and the communities which we serve.
"A community that sees so clearly its own disadvantage or its own hardships also has a harder time seeing its potential: its ability to work together to change the community and change their lives "- Matthew Desmond
SWD’s population served: As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we offer an educational experience, with seminars and certifications and employment services to enable disenfranchised, discouraged, and justice-involved and mid-skilled workers to reintegrate back into society as a skilled workforce. Our charter is to engage and help Kansas population in the metro area, that fit this profile:
Age: 21 years and older
Location: From Kansas City, Missouri within the 18 zip codes of the Troost corridor and metropolis
Gender: All gender identities
Background: 18 and above adults, lack of skills, employment, and vocational training opportunities
SWD Job Fair 2019
Sponsored by State Rep Brandon Ellington
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those disadvantaged individuals in need of job training, skills, bus passes and employment services. Lets give a hand-up and not a handout. Financial empowerment for all. Lets give up a hand-up!