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Employment Assistance and Job Training

Wood County Human Services Department, in partnership with CW Solutions, proudly operates the following programs.

FoodShare Employment and Training

The FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program is a voluntary employment assistance and job training program which offers FoodShare recipients free services to build or strengthen job skills and find employment. Participants can get help with creating a resume, practicing interview skills and finding job leads through the FSET program. Assistance may also be offered in the form of help with taking classes needed for a GED or English as a Second Language. Costs for transportation and child care while participants look for a job, go to training or go to school may be covered through FSET.

FoodShare Employment and Training

NorthCentral Transition Resource Agency - Independent Living (TRAIL) Program

The NorthCentral Transition Resource Agency - Independent Living (TRAIL) Program serves youth aged 18-21 who have turned 18 years old in court-ordered, out-of-home care placement or have been adopted or went into court-ordered guardianship after the age of 16. For specific program eligibility, please go to Independent Living Program Eligibility Information.

Our program utilizes a Family Systems, Strengths-Based and Trauma-Informed Care case management approach with youth.

NorthCentral Independent Living Program

Brighter Futures Initiative - The LEO Program

The LEO Program is a state-approved interactive resilience building program for youth ages 14-20 in Wood County, WI.

LEO stands for Learn & Empower Oneself. The mission of The LEO Program is to empower youth to understand their unique brains and quickly improve resilience, adaptability, and fearlessness in a rapidly changing world. Resilience is the ability to bounce back during challenging circumstances. Resilience helps individuals recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going in the face of adversity. In 8 hours of interactive curriculum, LEO explores how the human brain works and why our brain is not prepared for the challenges of today’s world. Our lower brain, also known as the survival brain, dominates our day to day life.

Brighter Futures Initiative LEO (Life Ecology Organization) Program

Children First

Children First is an employment and training program for Non-Custodial Parents (NCPs) who have a court-ordered support obligation. The goal of Children First is to help customers gain and retain employment while strengthening their relationship with their children.

CW Solutions, through a sub-contract, provides Children First services in Wood, Portage and Oneida counties. For more information, please visit www.myfset.net/Children-First and dcf.wisconsin.gov/cs/children-first