WIOA Participant Uses Education to Advocate for Veterans

Veteran activist earns 60+ degrees while incarcerated. Shar-Ron used the services available to him to earn a paralegal degree, bachelor’s degree and 63 other certifications and diplomas before his release in 2020. He wrote two programs for the Department of… Continue Reading WIOA Participant Uses Education to Advocate for Veterans

Overcoming Barriers with the Independent Living Grant

Individual uses resources to prepare to live independently. After aging out of foster care, Aye moved to Alabama to attend postsecondary education. But in 2020, she hit some unexpected life changes. Her Independent Living Coordinator struggled to locate enough resources… Continue Reading Overcoming Barriers with the Independent Living Grant

Youth Apprentice Pursues Passion for Medicine

Youth Apprenticeship helps student enter career pathway. Carter was in high school when he connected with the Dane County School Consortium to learn about Youth Apprenticeship opportunities. Wanting to pursue his passion for medicine, he entered into a Nursing Assistant… Continue Reading Youth Apprentice Pursues Passion for Medicine

Making Madison Greener After WIOA Title I Programming

Individual enters trades after pre-apprenticeship training. Brooke was interested in the trades but didn’t know where to start. She connected with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programming in August 2020 for career and training services and decided to enroll… Continue Reading Making Madison Greener After WIOA Title I Programming

WIOA Helps Participant Improve English Skills & Continue Education

Individual continues education to achieve welding goals. Jose didn’t have a high school diploma and was unemployed when he enrolled at Moraine Park Technical College to improve his English and literacy skills. He developed strong relationships with the college and… Continue Reading WIOA Helps Participant Improve English Skills & Continue Education

Laid Off Worker Taps on WIOA for Training Services

A worker completes training to help resume stand out. Tonya was dislocated from Sub-Zero in May 2020. She attended a Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) session with our WIOA Title 3 partner, Wisconsin Job Service, where she learned about… Continue Reading Laid Off Worker Taps on WIOA for Training Services
Maryann poses in a barn at her work.

Youth Apprentice Gets Hands-On Experience Before Choosing Career Pathway

Student enters agricultural path thanks to Youth Apprenticeship. Maryann grew up on a family farm where she helped care for calves. She was interested in a career pathway in agriculture, but wanted hands-on experience in the workforce before committing to… Continue Reading Youth Apprentice Gets Hands-On Experience Before Choosing Career Pathway

WIOA Matches Job Seeker with New Career

A laid off worker makes $100K after WIOA programs. Our South Central WIOA Dislocated Worker participant learned about the free career and training services available to them through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) during a Reemployment Services and… Continue Reading WIOA Matches Job Seeker with New Career

Dislocation Turns Into New Career Opportunity

Laid off worker explores new careers with WorkSmart. Robert was laid off from LSC Communications in August 2020 after 34 years in the printing industry. He attended a Rapid Response session where he learned about the services available through the… Continue Reading Dislocation Turns Into New Career Opportunity
A Middle College student prepares a meal in the kitchens at Madison College

Middle College Alumni Continues Career in Culinary

An individual uses hands-on opportunity to build skills. Brandon wanted hands-on learning opportunities outside of high school classes when he connected with the WorkSmart Network and enrolled in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth programming in August 2016. “It… Continue Reading Middle College Alumni Continues Career in Culinary
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