Services for Ages 16-24

Building Futures

Building Futures is open to low-income youth ages 18 to 24 who do not have a high school diploma, GED, Building Futures will serve 72 participants over four 6-month cohorts with 9 months of follow-up.

Building Futures participants will receive:

  • Carpentry skills and employer recognized certificates;
  • A GED or HSED;
  • Monthly stipend (tied to attendance);
  • Industry recognized certificates in carpentry;
  • Leadership skills; and
  • Job Search and placement assistance. 


Career Connections

Career Connections provides adults and youth with tools for career planning and conducting a job search. Choosing a career is a multi-step process. It involves learning about yourself and the occupations you are considering in order to make an informed decision. Individuals using Career Development Services will learn that self-awareness of their interests, strengths, values, skills, personality and decision-making style will given them tools that can be applied to a variety of situations.  

Disability Assistance

The One-Stop workforce development system was created to provide universal access to all job seekers who want information on Career Exploration, Training and Education, Job Search, and Economic Support. Universal access includes physical access as well as access to programs and services. Accommodations will be made in order to ensure accessibility. In order to access programs and services, center staff will provide, upon request:

  • Large print copies of materials and forms
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Language interpreters
  • Assistance completing applications/other required documents
  • Assistive Technology 

employMEnt NOW!

employMEnt NOW! is designed to assist customers aged 18 through 24 with GED/HSED completion, career planning, funding for school, soft skill training, work readiness and job placement services.  Those enrolled in the program can benefit from "earn while you learn" options as well:

  • paid work experience;
  • apprenticeship; 
  • on-the-job training.  

It's an exciting program which will focus on the individual's needs and goals.  



The FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program is a free program that helps FoodShare members build their job skills and find jobs. FSET will assess your strengths, needs and preferences to help you with getting a job. 


Windows to Work

Windows to Work is a re-entry program to help offenders successfully transition from incarceration back to their communities and reduce recidivism rates. The Windows to Work Case Manager serves as link between incarceration and the community by providing continuous, intensive services pre- and post-release. 

Pre-release services include individualized plans, weekly sessions, workshops, job development and placement services, retention services, documentation assistance, resource referrals, and day of release plans. Post-release services include continued retention resources, career pathway development, and continued resource referrals. 


Wisconsin Works

The Wisconsin Works (W-2) program is available to parents of minor children whose family income is below 115% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Each W-2 eligible participant meets with a Financial and Employment Planner (FEP), who helps the individual develp an employability plan.  



We offer numerous services and resources to assist with choosing a career, resume development, interviewing and the follow-up process.  Most of these services are free.  

Veteran's Services

Caring make a difference! Veteran Representatives are available to assist job-seeking Veterans with a range of services and to assist employers with hiring qualified, skilled applications. The Workforce Development Centers have Veteran Representatives available to assist you via email: