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Greater Portland Workforce Initiative

Support the work of Greater Portland Workforce Initiative, housed at United Way of Southern Maine

Greater Portland Workforce Initiative (GPWI) is a grass-roots collective impact initiative of 21 stakeholders in the Greater Portland region that work together toward one goal, that all individuals are prepared for and connected to growing sectors of employment with strong career pathways and family-sustaining wages.

Working collaboratively, GPWI breaks down traditional silos and develops streamlined processes for those in Greater Portland looking to achieve financial stability through meaningful employment, which often begins with access to education (professional certificates or credentials of value) and the supportive services needed to both access and be successful in these opportunities. Critical programs under this umbrella include the Bridge to CNA, ELL Childhood Development Associate Certification, and the Re-Entry Program.