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NorthCentral FSET Program

Serving Adams, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Oneida, Vilas, and Wood Counties, Wood County Human Services Department operates the regional NorthCentral FSET Program in partnership with CW Solutions.

About FSET

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. Program participants can receive help with creating a resume, practicing interview skills and receiving job lead assistance through the FSET program. Job skills training can include financial assistance for approved job skills courses, basic education, or GED/HSED. FSET support services may include transportation, childcare, or assistance with job retention case management.

Program participants must be currently receiving FoodShare benefits to participate in FSET and any FoodShare eligible individual age 16 and older can volunteer for FSET.

Activities available through FSET

  • Employment search assistance
  • Job lead and employer connections
  • Resume assistance
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career awareness
  • GED/HSED classes
  • Basic education/Literacy
  • Work experience
  • Volunteer opportunities

Support Services available through FSET

  • Gas cards / Taxi vouchers
  • Child care assistance
  • GED/HSED testing fees
  • Job skills training
  • Work-related clothing and supplies
  • Haircut vouchers
  • Job retention services

How many hours per week does this take?

FoodShare recipients who are not subject to a work requirement can volunteer for the FSET program and choose the number of hours to devote to the program. It is expected that a participant will complete a minimum of 3 hours per week (12 hours minimum per month) working to achieve their goals. Participants who do have a work requirement are able to meet the 80 hour a month requirement through a variety of activities.

For more information about FSET, or to apply, contact the North Central FSET Program:

  • Wisconsin Rapids
    River Block Building, 111 W. Jackson Street
    715-421-8608
  • Marshfield
    City Hall Plaza, 630 S. Central Avenue, Suite 404
    715-389-0257

To apply for FoodShare, please visit the WI Access page.

For more information on FSET, please visit the Wisconsin DHS FSET Site.

For additional job search resources, please visit our resource page at http://www.myfset.net or visit our partner organization at: http://www.changewithin.net.

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