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 or GED. Building Futures will serve 72 participants over four 6-month cohorts with 12 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
  • 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 give them tools that can be applied to a variety of situations. 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a state program designed to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with vocational rehabilitation clients, employers, and other partners. As an approved Service Provider for DVR, the Workforce Development Center provides services in the following areas:

  • Internship / Temporary Work
  • Job Coaching
  • Job Development Hire
  • Job Preparation & Development
  • Job Retention
  • Job Shadow
  • Skills to Pay the Bills
  • Talent Acquistion Portal (TAP) Services

employMEnt NOW! 

employMEnt NOW! is designed to assist customers ages 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

FoodShare Employment and Training

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


The WorkIT program is designed to assist young adults ages 17 to 29, who have a high school diploma, pursue education, employment, and training opportunities in information technology (IT) positions in the advanced manufacturing, healthcare, or IT industries. Services provided include:

  • Case management
  • Career planning
  • On-the-job Training
  • Paid short or long term training
  • Paid work experience

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 applicants. The Workforce Development Centers have Veteran Representatives available to assist you via email: