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Training Programs

Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training and specialized classroom training. There are over 250 apprenticed occupations. You are a paid employee while in an apprenticeship program.

Youth Apprenticeship is a great option for high school students who want to experience hands on learning at the worksite in conjunction with classroom instruction. Youth Apprenticeship is an element of Workbased Education objectives in Wisconsin.

Dislocated Worker Programs help both workers and employers when staff reductions, business closings and mass layoffs occur. Assistance is available to all unemployed workers. Additional help may be available to qualifying "dislocated workers" if you have been laid off, received a notice of termination or layoff, or were self-employed and are now unemployed due to economic conditions or natural disaster.

GED and HSED programs can open doors to the world of work. If you have not completed high school, a General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) may be required by employers. Contact you local Job Center or Technical College about details.

Individual Training Account vouchers for training are available for eligible persons through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Contact the nearest Wisconsin Job Center location about eligibility for WIA programs. View a statewide list of Eligible Training Providers.

Wisconsin Works (W-2) provides support to cope with unemployment for families with children. W-2 is based on work participation and personal responsibility. Under W-2, there is no entitlement to assistance, but there is a place for everyone who meets eligibility requirements and is willing to work to their ability, or learn skills to achieve sustainable employment. The program is available to low-income parents with minor children, and may provide support programs such as child care assistance, Food Share and other work supports.

Vocational Rehabilitation programs can help with re-training if you have been hurt or have work related limitations.

Job Corps is a no-cost, residential training program for youth 16-24 who meet low income and other eligibility criteria. Wisconsin has two Job Corps locations: