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Wisconsin Work Training Programs

It’s common that residents of Wisconsin from all age groups seek out help to secure employment. Three types of workers who commonly seek help with employment include:

Even still, there are those young adults under the age of 18 who dropped out of high school, and educated adults looking to break into a new field of work. No matter which group you fall under, there is no shame in seeking out help with work training programs. After all, that is why the state of Wisconsin designed a plethora of work-friendly tools to educate you, as well as further your status as a professional.

Types of Training Programs

If you feel lost or confused (or even undereducated) during your job hunt, don’t fret. Instead, review the below options to help determine which employment training program is best for you.

  1. Apprenticeships – Did you know that an apprenticeship combines specialized classroom training with on-the-job training? The state of Wisconsin currently offers more than 250 apprenticeship jobs. When you agree to enter an apprenticeship in the state, you will be a paid employee while enrolled in your program.
  2. Dislocated workers – If your company recently went through a mass layoff, a business closing or a staff reduction that directly affected your employment status, assistance can be made available to you. If you have been laid off, or were self-employed and are now unemployed due to factors outside of your control, there are programs to help you get back on your feet!
  3. GED and HSED – These programs are for those Wisconsinites who did not complete high school. By acquiring a GED (General Educational Development) or an HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma), your employment pool will widen tremendously.
  4. Individual Training Accounts – There are vouchers that are available for those who are eligible as stated through the Workforce Investment Act.
  5. Job Corps – This free, residential training program is designed for youth age 16 through 24. If you meet the low income eligibility, you can apply to job corps locations in both Blackwell and Milwaukee.
  6. Vocational Rehabilitation – If you have been hurt, or have work-related limitations, vocational rehab programs can help retrain you.
  7. W-2 – “Wisconsin Works” helps families with children cope with unemployment. W-2 bases its program on personal responsibility and work participation. Anyone who is eligible can find a place here.
  8. WIOA Youth – A year-round program that assists at risk youth (14 to 24), the local Workforce Development Boards provide access to study skills training, tutoring, alternative secondary school services, paid and unpaid work experiences, occupational skills training and more.
  9. Youth Apprenticeships – This option is ideal for high school students that want to achieve learning with hands-on experiences. This program occurs in conjunction with classroom instruction.