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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program
  • Workforce Economics
    Services to income-eligible youth residing in Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie and Winnebago counties ages 14 - 21 in job search or training opportunities. To find the closest job center visit
    Wisconsin Job Center Directory


  • Career Exploration Sites
  • Career Coach
    Career Coach is a free online career development tool that helps you explore career options, define career goals, identify education and training resources, and make a step-by-step plan to reach their goals.
  • Career Cruising
    People of all ages use this site to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio. This site requires a username and password, which must be obtained from job center.
  • Career Explorer
    This site lets you search nationwide for the school and career of your choice.
  • Career Thoughts
    On this site you search by the skills you have or a job you've had in the past. Then it recommends jobs for you that might be a good match.

  • CareerOneStop
    CareerOneStop is your pathway to career success, featuring the broadest and deepest collection of information about careers on the Web. We have information and tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
  • CareerSearchDatabase.com
    Helps career minded professionals, job seekers and students to make better, more informed career choices by providing highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date career information and job search resources.
  • CollegeBoard.com
    College Board.com lets you Plan, Search and apply for the college of your choice.
  • Exploring Career Infomation
    Explore career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics!
  • Gold Collar Careers
    Gold Collar Careers are high tech manufacturing jobs that are pushing the limits of technology by demanding bright individuals who understand and embrace the latest machining, electronic, computer, and other technologies; and creative thinkers with applied/hands-on abilities to solve problems and get things done.
  • Great Job!
    Great Job! is an online community for job seekers built for state/local workforce boards by Business Access. It allows WIBs to offer an unlimited amount of online resources and a social network to their mid- and high-level job seekers with easy enrollment and detailed tracking of activities.
  • HealthCarePathway.com
    Focuses on providing career planning strategies in the health care field. This resource breaks down areas of health care into segments & then into careers within those segments. Specific career plans offer a suggested step by step approach to pursuing a selected career. Students and professionals will find this a useful resource as they research career pathways.
  • Healthinformationcareers.com
    Explore careers in health care.
  • JobTitled
    JobTitled is focused on helping everyone make better career decisions through the use of analytics. It’s a place to learn more about your career path and what else is out there. We believe career analytics is a powerful tool that opens up new ways of thinking about your career and the working world.
  • Major Mania
    Search for University of Wisconsin system academic programs.
  • Military Career Guide Online
    The Military offers more than 4,100 unique jobs for both officers and enlisted personnel. And each year the Armed Services hire a combined 365,000 people to fill those positions. Explore this site to learn more about a career path in Today's Military.
  • Monster Career Benchmarking
    Enables users to compare themselves to others in the job market. Information includes salary and compensation, work-life balance, education and benefits.
  • mySkills myFuture
    Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job. With mySkills myFuture you can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs.
  • O-Net OnLine
    Making occupational information interactive and accessible for all...
  • UW-Milwaukee Career Development Center
    Research and investigate majors and careers
  • What Can I Do With a Major In...
    This UW-Eau Claire Career Services website gives you information on career field options and sample entry level positions in certain majors.
  • WI Career Pathways
    Discover the path to your future. Career Pathways promote the connection between education and workforce/economic development,help provide a seamless transition from high school to college,focus on high skill, high demand, and high wage careers, and increase emphasis on attainment of a technical skill proficiency, degree/credential
  • WISCareers
    An interactive self-assessment tool that will help you learn more about yourself and your career goals and options. It provides assessments for values, interests and skills.
  • Wisconsin AHEC Health Careers
    Wisconsin Health Careers Informations Center Homepage.
  • Wisconsin's Career Centers
  • Work 4 Women
    A non-traditional occupations website.

  • Child Care
  • Child Care Information Center
    CCIC is a mail-order lending library and information center serving anyone in Wisconsin working in the field of child care and early childhood education.
  • Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc.
    Free child care referrals and guide for choosing child care.

  • Education
  • Education Pays
    Contains a calculator that allows students to choose an occupation and an expected level of education. The results paint a clear picture of how important education is for today's workers. Students can see how much more additional years of education would pay, plus how much lower the unemployment rate would be.
  • Pathways to Technology
    Pathways to Technology is a multimedia project highlighting technology degree programs at community colleges. The Pathways to Technology Web site, video series, recruitment toolkit, and outreach initiative are designed for prospective students, returning students, parents, guidance counselors, and community college educators.
    Whether you're in high school and thinking about what's next, returning to school, or looking for ways to get the word out about good degree programs, Pathways to Technology is your route to information.
  • Skills for the Future: School to Work
    In Wisconsin, School-to-Work is a system of education-related opportunities that center on actively preparing all students to enter the global workforce of the future.
  • Youth Apprenticeships
    Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a foundational part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative that has earned Wisconsin national recognition as a leader in education reform. It is designed for high school students who want to experience hands on learning at the worksite in conjunction with classroom instruction. This rigorous two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning that makes a real world connection for the students.


  • Educational Institutions
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Globe University
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Lawrence University at Appleton
  • Marian University
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Rasmussen College
  • Ripon College
  • St. Norbert College - De Pere
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin at Fond du Lac
  • University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Campus
  • List of all Wisconsin two and four year colleges

  • Financial Aid
  • College Goal Sunday
    College Goal Sunday is a national event that provides free information & assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such & grants & loans.
  • College Is Possible
    This site by the American Council on Education provides information on financial assistance and academic preparation for students. This site emphasizes that a college education is an attainable goal for all students - and provides guidelines and resources for achieving this goal.
  • FastWeb
    The leading scholarship search provider for students. As a scholarship matching service, FastWeb matches users to scholarships based on their qualifications. The site also provides information and guidance as students find their college or first job from current news on financial aid, scholarships, college, jobs and internships, and student life
  • Kiplinger.com
    A no-nonsense guide to understanding student loans.
  • SallieMae
    It's never too early to plan for school. We've gathered these resources to help you kick your search into gear.
  • Student Guide to Financial Aid
    U.S. Department of Education guide for students wanting financial help. With toll-free student information hotline.
  • U.S. Dept. of Education - FAFSA
    Many people fund their education or training through financial aid or tuition assistance programs. Federal student aid comes in three forms: grants, work-study programs, and loans. All Federal student aid applicants must first fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which provides a Student Aid Report (SAR) and eligibility rating. Forms must be submitted to desired institutions of study, which determine the amount of aid you will receive. For information on applying for Federal financial aid, visit the FAFSA Internet site.

  • Financial Literacy
  • Money Smart On-Line
  • MoneyWi$e
    MoneyWi$e, a national financial literacy partnership of Consumer Action and Capital One to educate consumers about how to manage their finances, is the first program of its kind to combine free, multilingual financial education materials, curricula and teaching aids with regional meetings and roundtables to train community-based organization staff so that consumers at all income levels and walks of life can be reached.
  • My Money Management
    The site is designed to provide consumers with educational tools and access to certified credit counselors. It offers tips on managing finances, balancing bank accounts, applying for home loans, and recognizing the warning signs of financial trouble.
  • MyMoney.gov
    U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better.
  • Practical Money Skills
    Practical Money Skills for Life contains a set of tools and resources to improve financial literacy at home, at work and/or at school. The site contains practical solutions and resources for teaching people the importance of financial literacy in all settings. Examples of tools include lesson plans for teachers, calculators for monthly budgets, mortgages, saving, and auto loans.
  • Practical Money Skills Games
    This site offers several “games” to teach financial fitness, among them are “Financial Football” and “Smart Money Quiz Show”.

  • Free Online Tutoring
  • CliffsNotes
    Get homework help from notes and study guides. Subjects covered are Literature, Shakespeare, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Calculuc, History, and more.
  • Free World U
    An on-line tutoring website for all grades and many subjects, including math.
  • Hippocampus
    Offers multimedia lessons on many school subjects. This website contains information on Algebra, American Government, Biology, Calculus, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Statistics, and U.S. History.
  • Khan Academy
    A online library of videos in K-12 Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Finance, History, and much more!
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
    Includes resources on Writing, Research, Grammar & Mechanics, Style Guides, and Job Search & Professional Writing. This site also contains informaiton on GED preparation for the english section.
  • PurpleMath.com
    Lists and reviews of free math lessons and tutoring websites
  • SOS Math
    Lots of math material that can help with homework, refresh your memory, or help prepare for a test. Specific math areas include Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Matrix Algebra, and Mathematical Tables.

  • Job Search
  • AfterCollege
    AfterCollege was started by college students as a service for students. AfterCollege delivers relevant entry-level jobs, internships and part-time employment opportunities to college students and recent grads in various areas including nursing, engineering, allied health, life sciences and business. AfterCollege delivers job opportunities based on a user's school and major and allows users to request recommendations from classmates and professors.
  • Career Builder.com
    Search hundreds of thousands of jobs - across the nation, or in your own neighborhood. Find jobs, post résumés, advice and resources.
  • Career One Stop
    Welcome to the nation's publicly-funded resource for job seekers and businesses. Find jobs--from entry level to technical to professional to CEO. Identify job-ready workers with the right skills. Locate public workforce services in your area. Explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot, get résumé writing tips and job interview strategies, and much more!
  • cbcampus.com
    Find the job that's right for you.
  • CollegeGrad.com
    An incredible source for entry-level job opportunities.
  • EmploymentGuide.com
    Is the leading job board for hourly, skilled, full-time and part-time jobs.
  • GreenJobsReady.com
    is an online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
  • Job Center of Wisconsin
    This virtual job center is a Wisconsin-centered employment exchange, linking employers in all parts of the state and in communities that border Wisconsin with anyone looking for a job. JobCenterOfWisconsin.com is available at no-cost to both employers and job seekers and is available 24-hours a day.
  • JobCentral
    Provides a single place on the internet where job seekers can find employment opportunities in all industries.
  • Monster.com
    Whatever you're looking for in a job, Monster can help you find it. With the best job search tools and career advice on the planet...we'll show you how to land the job that's right for you.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook.
  • Rural Health Careers in Wisconsin
    This website lists clinical and non-clinical opportunities at rural Wisconsin hospitals and their affiliated clinics and nursing homes. It offers job seekers many special features as they search for career opportunities. This FREE website allows job seekers to find the job they want in the location of their choice, allows job seekers to post their résumés on-line, offers links to hospital websites, on-line applications, maps and area chamber of commerce, and much more.
  • SnagAJob.com
    Part-time jobs
  • Teens 4 Hire
    If you are a teen (14+) looking for a full-time, part-time, summer or vocational job this may be the site for you. You can search jobs, apply online to jobs of your choice,
    be considered for job openings and get the latest news and info on teen employment.
  • Wisconsin DNR Employment Opportunities
    If you are creative, service-oriented, and like to work on teams, you're in the right place! Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources employs a large workforce throughout our state.
  • Wisconsin State Government Jobs
    Updated every week, a comprehensive listing of state civil service positions. Fill out state application and Veteran's preference forms, and output them to your printer for a real professional touch.
  • WisconsinJobs
    Search for local jobs on-line.

  • Labor Market
  • Bookmarks for State and Local Workforce Data
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Developing list of relevant green industries.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics article and links
    Other resources on green jobs.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Jobs
    Listing of green jobs from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Community Economic Development (CED) Hot Report
    Great statistical/demographic info on items relative to economic development.
  • Guide to State and Local Workforce Data: For Analysis and Informed Decision Making
    The Guide incorporates LMI/WI data from various sources.
  • Industry Focus
    Identifies "hot" industries by selected criteria for worker groups in the local economy.
  • LED OnTheMap
    Mapping/reporting tool showing where workers live, jobs listed by earnings, etc.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)
    Most recent data at this moment shows 2009 Qtr 1 data about # of new jobs created, earnings, etc. based on the region/demographics you choose.
  • Wisconsin Jobs 2018
    2008-2018 Wisconsin Employment Projections. Highlighted are occupations most "in demand": those that are growing the fastest, have most number of job openings, and pay above state average wage.
  • WORKnet
    Wisconsin's Workforce and Labor Market Information System.
  • WORKnet County Snapshots
    These Snapshots provide an at-a-glance view of the most recent changes in Wisconsin's local economies. Each Snapshot presents a variety of county-specific economic indicators, including employment levels, average weekly wages, unemployment claims and information on leading industries and occupations.

  • Links to Area Job Centers
  • Berlin Job Center
    742 Greentree Mall
    Berlin, WI 54923
    (920) 361-3400
  • Fond du Lac Area Job & Career Center
    349 North Peters Avenue
    Fond du Lac, Wi 54935
    (920) 929-3900
  • Fox Cities Workforce Development Center
    1802 Appleton Road
    Menasha, WI 54952
    (920) 997-3272
  • Oshkosh Area Workforce Development Center
    315 Algoma Boulevard
    Oshkosh, WI 54901
    (920) 232-6273
  • Waupaca Area Job Center
    1979 Godfrey Drive
    Waupaca, WI 54981
    (715) 258-8832
  • Waushara County Job Center
    205 East Main Street
    Wautoma, WI 54982
    (920) 787-3338
  • Wisconsin Job Center Directory

  • Other Sites of Interest
  • CW Solutions
    G.E.D. website (GED prep tests, etc. are all listed under Education Resources)
  • Gravity Teen
    A website that provides information about various situations teens face and how to handle them.
  • How high school decisions can affect your career
  • Job Corps
    The official Job Corps website. Job Corps is the nation's largest residential employment and educational training program for economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 to 24.
  • Monster College, a Monster Community
    Assisting recent grads begin their careers. Members find interview tips, resume templates, skill-building quizzes and job search strategies. They can also join a variety of forums to chat about the joys and frustrations of joining the workforce. www.facebook.com/MonsterCollege
  • National Youth Employment Coalition
    Dept. of Labor website.
  • SummerInternships.com
    Helpful for Wisconsin youth trying to secure summer internships.
  • Volunteer Wisconsin
    Search for volunteer opportunities throughout Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin's Work Permit Rules
  • Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship Program
    Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a foundational part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative that has earned Wisconsin national recognition as a leader in education reform. It is designed for high school students who want to experience hands on learning at the worksite in conjunction with classroom instruction. This rigorous two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning that makes a real world connection for the students.
  • Youth Corner
    Puzzled about your future?...Explore and get on track!
  • youthhood.org
    Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. This Web site was built to help you plan for the future. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this Web site, you can plan for your future right now!

  • Resume and Interviewing Tips
  • Job Hunter's Bible
    Put reality into your job search. Great advice on use of the internet, résumés, job hunting and careers. it was created by Richard Bolles, author of the best selling job-hunting book, What Color is Your Parachute?
  • Monster Career Advice
    A wealth of information from thought leaders and industry experts on Job Hunting Strategies, Resumes & Letters, Interviewing, Salary and Benefits, In the Workplace, Career Development and Advice Forum.
  • Riley Guide
    This site is packed with web site evaluations, links and lists of career and job seeking resources. This site is widely recognized for high quality and one of the best on the internet.
  • SnagAJob.com Interactive Interviewing Link
    Interactive interviewing.
  • SnagAJob.com Interviewing Tips Link
    Interviewing tips. Shows you how to incorporate your skills, experience and accomplishments into answers to questions that do not specifically ask you about skills, experience and accomplishments.
  • WetFeet, Inc.
    WetFeet, Inc. is a recruitment solutions provider that helps leading corporations to more effectively attract, screen, hire, and retain the right people. WetFeet's products include the powerful recruitment technology of WetFeet Recruiter, which powers corporations' recruitment websites and recruitment management systems; industry-leading benchmarking research and recruitment strategy consulting; career management content licensing and development services; and targeted employer branding and recruitment marketing services.

  • School District Websites
  • Appleton Area School District
  • Appleton Central Alternative High School
  • Appleton eSchool
  • Brillion Public Schools
  • Chilton School District
  • Fox Valley Lutheran High School
  • Freedom School District
  • Hortonville School District
  • Little Chute School District
  • Menasha School District
  • Neenah School District
  • St. Mary Central High School
  • Xavier High School

  • Self Assessment
  • Enneagram Test: The RHETI Sampler
    A free 36 question inventory that can indicate your basic personality type.
  • LiveCareer
    Free career interest test.

  • Violence Prevention
  • SafeYouth.Org
    Resources for professionals, parents and youth working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.



  • Fox Cities Workforce Development Center
    1802 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI 54952
    Phone (920) 997-3272  ||  Fax (920) 832-5297

    Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm