Western Dairyland's Skills Enhancement program offers financial assistance to individuals who are working while pursuing post-secondary education. Low-wage earners who are working at least 20 hours per week and are attending a university or technical school may qualify for assistance designed to fill the gaps not covered by student loans and other programs. Financial assistance may include help with books, tuition, parking fees, child care and school supplies.
Staff members may also assist clients with applications, paperwork, and career choices.
Project Advance was a federally-funded program designed to assist employers and low-income individuals in the welding industry. Project Advance trained 90 low-wage earners from Western Wisconsin in either welding or machine tool careers; case managers worked with area employers to fill job vacancies.The program was discontinued on December 31, 2012.
For more information about Project Advance, contact Kurt at 715-836-7511 ext. 1140.