WisCorps WORKS Program

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Apply to the WORKS Program

img_20160519_143600409_hdr-2WisCorps WORKS Overview

The WisCorps WORKS program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to help you pursue your career and educational goals AND help out your community!  Through paid work experience and classroom style training, eligible participants learn skills that will help them to become future leaders in Wisconsin’s workforce.

The WORKS program provides young adults with employment and jobs skills training in eight western Wisconsin counties:  Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Vernon, & Crawford.  

WisCorps WORKS participants receive certification training to include CPR/First Aid, Forklift Certification, Food Handler Safety along with other various equipment and on the job training.  In addition, WORKS program staff will help you to develop your resume, write a compelling cover letter, and practice interviewing skills that will help you to land your next job!


Neighborhood Crews

WisCorps WORKS participants may have the opportunity to participate on a WisCorps WORKS Neighborhood Crew, where they can earn $300 per week while completing projects that help out their communities!

Neighborhood Crews planned for Summer 2017 will be based in:

  • Alma/C-F-C area
  • Arcadia area
  • Black River Falls area
  • La Crosse area
  • Prairie du Chien area
  • Sparta area

Neighborhood Crews planned for Fall 2017 will be based in:

  • La Crosse County
  • Vernon County

Classroom Style Trainings

WisCorps also offers a six-week classroom style training program during the winter months to help you fine tune your skills and learn about a variety of topics including Job Search, Goal Setting, Leadership and many more!

Specific training/certifications can include:

  • Career Skills (Resume Writing, Job Search, Interviewing)
  • Customer Service
  • Getting (and staying) Hired
  • Financial Literacy
  • ServSafe Food Handling
  • Forklift Operator
  • CPR/First Aid

Support Services

Through the WORKS program, you will be paired with a WisCorps Youth Services Coordinator who will help you on your career path, as well as to provide support services that can help you to overcome barriers to employment.  

Specific support services can include:

  • Help with vehicle repairs
  • Interview and work clothing
  • Dependent care
  • Emergency assistance
  • College application and testing fees
  • Transportation assistance

Eligibility

Participants in the WisCorps WORKS program must meet all eligibility requirements for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program.  Apply online using the button below and a WisCorps Youth Services Coordinator will follow up with you to help determine if you are eligible for the program and to talk about the options that are available.

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Have questions? Contact WORKS Program Manager Matt Gaworski at 608-782-2494 ext. 221 or matt.gaworski@wiscorps.org.


WisCorps, Inc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees/participants and applicants for employment/ participation without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We are committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and need to access information in an alternative format, or need it translated to another language, please contact Julie Mitchell, 608-789-4585, mitchellj@westernwdb.org or Wisconsin Relay 711.

This program is funded by a Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act grant through the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Inc., the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the US Department of Labor.

Participants must meet all eligibility requirements.