College of Menominee Nation Community Services
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Menominee Job Center of Wisconsin

Located in the Community Technology Center on the CMN campus

 

Mon-Wed: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thur: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

GED Prep – Tuesdays-Fridays
9 a.m.-noon, or 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Community Technology Center
Room 109


Job Center of Wisconsin

The Menominee Job Center is a public/private venture that combines resources in a one-stop employment and training center for students, job seekers, employers and workers.

 

Our Mission

A public and private sector employment and training partnership committed to advancing the economic well-being of the county and building a quality work force through integration of training, education and economic development services for job seekers, workers and employers.

 

Our Vision

The Job Center will become the primary place of contact for information about employment and educational opportunities. Customer-centered services such as career information, vocational planning, training, employment listings, job placements and supportive services will be provided to meet the needs of the community in a changing market place.

 

The Job Center resource room provides a wide range of free, customer-centered services and information, such as:

  • Career counseling/assessments
  • Job searching assistance
  • Resume and interview skills
  • Computer skills and basic computer assistance
  • Workshops
  • Job fairs
  • Scholarship/internship information
  • GED/HSED
  • Unemployment assistance
  • WIOA service/resource:
    Youth
    Adult/Dislocated workers

Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website to find other workforce services available for jobseekers.

 

Menominee Job Center Facebook page

 

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) - Individual Assistance

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that establishes the Wisconsin Workforce Development System and provides funding to support training and employment services for adults, dislocated workers and low-income, at-risk youth.

 

The Wisconsin Workforce Development System is comprised of numerous state and local employment and training organizations that work in partnership to bring services to Wisconsin students, job seekers and business customers. Customers can access the full range of WIOA services through the Wisconsin Job Centers located throughout the state.

 

Adult and Dislocated Worker Overview

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker program is designed to assist low-income adults achieve their educational and employment goals and become self-sufficient.

 

Program Services

The WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker program assists eligible adults to gain the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Available services include, but not limited:

 

Career Development

  • Job preparation skills
  • Interview coaching
  • Learn about employment internship opportunities and on-the-job training
  • Resume building

Leadership

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Explore community leadership and mentoring opportunities

Educational Support

  • Post-secondary education and training
  • Tutorial assistance
  • GED completion options
  • Short-term training opportunity

How to Qualify

 

General Eligibility

  • An adult 18 years of age or older
  • A US citizen or eligible to work in the US
  • Meet military Selective Service registration requirements
  • Low income
  • Meet the definition of a dislocated worker (A worker who has been laid or notified to be laid off through no fault of their own)

Low Income Individual

  • Receives, or in the past six months has received FoodShare, TANF, and/or SSI
  • Homeless
  • Receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch
  • Foster Youth
  • Family income does not exceed LLSIL or FPL
  • Disability whose own income meets the LLSIL or FPL

If eligible, participants work with a Career Service Specialist to create a personalized plan for a successful future.

 

 

Youth Program

 

Overview

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program is designed to assist youth with long-term academic and occupational career goals. The program assists youth between 14-24 years old who meet specific criteria. Participants in the WIOA program work toward a series of training and employment goals, while developing skills to become self-sufficient later in life.

 

Program Services for Youth

  • Tutoring
  • Dropout prevention strategies
  • Post-secondary education and training
  • Job preparation skills
  • Interview coaching
  • Summer employment opportunities
  • Paid and unpaid work experience
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Follow-up activities
  • Financial literacy
  • Entrepreneurial skill training
  • College prep
  • GED & high school completion options
  • Short-term training opportunity
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling

Am I Eligible?

 

In-School Youth

  • A US citizen
  • Registered with Selective Service (males 18+)
  • Age 14-21 and attending school; living in high-poverty area (Menominee County)
  • Low income or living in high poverty area (Menominee County)
  • Have a disability
  • Have attendance issues while completing high school
  • Behind intended graduating class in credits toward graduation
  • English language learner (ELL)

Out-of-School Youth

  • A US citizen
  • Registered with Selective Service (males 18+)
  • Age 16-24 and not attending school; does not have to be low income
  • School dropout

Program Expectations

  • Set goals and actively participate in your employment plan
  • Attend all appointments
  • Maintain contact with your Career Service Specialist (return phone calls and letters, reschedule missed appointments, report address and phone changes, etc.)

Cash Incentives

By completing set goals, youth can earn cash incentives. Incentives are negotiated on an individual basis and are based on funding availability.

  • Obtaining your high school diploma, or GED
  • Completing a training program
  • Participating in or completing a leadership activity
  • Completing employment internship activities

How Do I Apply?

Schedule or attend a WIOA Information Session every Monday at noon within the Menominee Job Center. For more information, call 715-799-5600, ext. 3300.

 

If you are under 18, a parent must attend the WIOA Information Session.