Since its founding in 2004, the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (“WPTI”) has become the preeminent non-profit training and technical assistance intermediary for New York City’s workforce development community. The organization has trained thousands of workforce practitioners from over 350 programs and organizations that collectively serve over 500,000 jobseekers. As a standalone, non-political organization, WPTI provides an inclusive bridge among providers, funders and government agencies that contribute to building NYC’s workforce.
WPTI’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of people, programs, and organizations that are committed to generating pathways out of poverty through employment. This is accomplished this through a three-tiered approach which strengthens capacity at all levels of the workforce development system: 1) Professional Training: Develop the skills and careers of practitioners; 2) Organizational Consulting: Maximize productivity of programs and teams; and 3) Systems Building: Create linkages, foster research and influence funding and best practice priorities