Unemployed or underemployed? Let’s change that.

Whether you’re starting your career or changing careers and need some help, we’re here for you. The WorkSmart Network is a team supported by the WDBSCW that specializes in delivering innovative workforce services and resources to prepare you for a successful career pathway. We partner with businesses, educational institutions, the South Central Wisconsin Job Centers and other community partners to develop initiatives and improve the skills of workers in our region.

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Our Services

We offer innovative employment and training services to meet your career goals. Instantly tap into tools for career assessments, wage exploration, priority occupational research, “hidden” job search sites, up-skilling and training options, and more.

If you live in the South Central Wisconsin counties of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette or Sauk and are interested in learning more about our services, contact us.

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Career Planning

If you’re looking for a job or are interested in switching careers, let’s talk. We offer a variety of resources, tools and services to help you plan for and pursue a rewarding career.

Education & Training

Whether you want to build skills, land a job or perform better in your career, we can help. We offer many training options to support you, including assistance with education, certifications and more.

Job Search

Ready to work? We can help you navigate the work search waters with services like interview and job fair preparation, job search assistance, resume building, and employer connections.


If you’re looking for extensive career and training support, check out our Independent Living (foster care young adults) page, Laid Off Workers page, STEPS (young adult short-term academy) page or contact a WorkSmart Network staff nearest you.

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Our Numbers


percent of adult customers found employment last year


unemployed/underemployed adults, dislocated workers and youth received services including career exploration, job placement assistance and training support last year

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