Other Statewide Partners that Support Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for Wisconsin’s sixteen (16) Community Action Agencies and two single-purpose agencies with statewide focus . . . The association was founded on the principal that bringing about economic self-sufficiency for the state’s low-income households should be a coordinated endeavor – including strengthening policy, resources mobilization, training and development, and advocacy efforts.
Some CAPs offer literacy development and GED programs. Other CAPs offer job skill enhancement programs.
2-1-1 Wisconsin has a list of community resources under “Employment and Education”. This resource is managed by United Way of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center is a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises.
- Wisconsin SBDC
If you have learners interested in starting small businesses, you can refer them to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC). ProLiteracy has a course and curriculum designed to help literacy programs assist learners explore starting small businesses Small Business Basics: Promoting English Language Instruction through Business Development. The curriculum is in the ProLiteracy EdNet: https://proliteracy.org/Professional-Development/Education-Network.