Focused on bridging the skills gap and the digital divide
Nilda Thomas established Workforce eTraining Solutions LLC (WETS) with a vision of providing access to online technical training to minorities, women, youth, veterans, and underserved communities to help break the cycle of poverty. WETS is a distributor of web-based learning technologies including virtual classes webinar training software, work-based learning programs, Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) on-demand online education, eLearning, and Instructor-Led course content. Thomas has over 20 years of experience in technology serving in senior marketing roles at Deloitte, Microsoft, AT&T, and EDS where she helped to launch the Distance Learning Services Group in the late 90’s and became fascinated with the technology.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and realizing the need and demand for online education for children and youth, k12 Virtual Solutions was formed as a subsidiary of Workforce eTraining Solutions. k12 offers a portfolio of some of the most innovative eLearning and STEM programs in the k12 space. We help schools integrate technology into classrooms and virtually for a blended learning experience. Our EdTech consulting services assist in developing career pathways and identifying funding sources.
As an advocate, she believes eLearning helps to bridge the digital divide. In 2000, she was featured in Black Enterprise and was quoted, “If we don’t embrace it [technology] as a people, we’re going to be left behind. We need to embrace and be afforded the opportunities to take advantage of the way we learn technology so we can become more marketable in the workforce”. She was also featured in Hispanic Women in Business and Women in e-Commerce magazines. Additionally, she has served on several boards and serves as a trusted advisor to senior corporate and philanthropic executives. WETS is a Michigan-based virtual operation, certified small business enterprise, and woman-owned minority company.