Training and Education

Training and Education

There is a connection between training and your earnings, over a period of time. It's a fact: the more you learn the more you may earn!

Wisconsin's Eligible Training Programs List

Wisconsin’s Eligible Training Programs List (ETPL) is your source for learning about a broad range of training options that can help lead you to a new or more rewarding career.

Interested in Training?

With a few exceptions, WIOA participants interested in training funds must select a training program from this list. TAA participants may also use this list when selecting training. WIOA and TAA participants must get approval from their career planner to receive training funds.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Interested in training? See training program descriptions, costs, minimum requirements, completion rates, employment outcomes, and more.

Interested in adding your program(s) to the ETPL?

Training institutions must apply to have their program(s) on the ETPL. Institutions and their programs must meet eligibility, program information and performance submission requirements before they are listed on the ETPL. Once listed, training institutions manage their own program(s) online.

Want your program(s) on the ETPL? Apply to be on ETPL, add and remove programs, and update your program information.


Training and education resources on JCW

  • Training Programs, information appropriate for your intended career, including Apprenticeship, Youth Apprenticeship, classroom and on-the-job training.
  • Wisconsin Colleges and Universities present higher educational resources with a worldwide reputation for quality.
  • Financial Aid takes many forms, including loans, grants and scholarships.
  • Customized Training programs from the Wisconsin Technical College System help job seekers meet the changing needs of business and industry.
  • Wisconsin Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations.
  • Youth Apprenticeship is designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction.

Training resources outside of Job Center of Wisconsin

  • Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.
    Two Wisconsin Locations:
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program helps workers who lose their jobs due to foreign competition, including work being moved outside of the United States.
  • Wisconsin GED/HSED Program. Open the doors to your future! If you have not completed high school, earn your a General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
  • Workbased Learning. Students can benefit from participation in educational programs which provide a work-based experience and a more deliberate selection of course work based on potential career interests
  • Wisconsin Challenge Academy, part of the National Guard National Guard Youth Challenge Program, intervenes in and reclaims the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, instilling values, life skills, education, and self-discipline to succeed as productive citizens.
  • Career Locker (formerly WISCareers) is a career development website designed to help youth and adults with career awareness, exploration and planning. It includes details about schools, programs and financial aid. How to get logon credentials.
  • Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life. How to get logon credentials.
  • is a gateway to Federal government programs, financial aid, and student loans.