Do I have to be a resident of Waukesha, Ozaukee, or Washington Counties to use your center?
No, anyone can visit the any of the centers during normal business hours and all of the resources and most of the workshops are available on a walk-in basis. Some programs may have eligibility criteria based on your address, income, or specific situation. If you plan to use the computers, we recommend that you come at least a half hour before closing so you can have enough time to complete your activities.
Is there public transportation to the centers?
There is a city bus in Waukesha that stops right outside the Waukesha County center. The bus is number 9 and runs every 30 minutes.
Can I get funding to go back to school?
Maybe. The centers have many resources to help you choose a career, look for work, and find a job. We can help you identify skills, education, and training that will help you with a lifelong career path. There are some programs offered through the centers that can help with the cost of education and training. Funding is limited and eligibility criteria applies. Some opportunities may lead to a certificate or specific skill instead of degree. When you visit one of the centers, staff will help you identify resources and programs specific to your situation.
What type of office technology do you have in the center? Is it all self service?
The centers have Personal Computers with access to Job Center of Wisconsin, Internet job related websites, and Microsoft Office software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition there are phones, fax, and copy machines. Everything is self service and must be used for job and career related activities. Staff are available to help.
Do you have weekend or evening hours?
No, not at this time. Some of the programs offered through the center have activities that may occur during the evenings or weekends, but the centers are not open to the public outside of business hours. Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.