Jesse’s Success Story

Jesse May was a client of Newcap’s through our Steps to Success program and our WIOA Adult & Dislocated Workers Service Program a few years ago. Here is her story.
Jesse was young when her Mom and Dad divorced and her Dad raised her and her brother. Jesse wasn’t;t able to graduate high school because she had a baby. She got her GED later when she went back to school at NWTC to get her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN). She did this while raising a child and Newcap was able to help financially. Newcap assisted with tuition, gas mileage, books, and more. She had to do lots of studying and take time off from work for school to better herself. 
Jesse graduated in December 2017 then moved to Milwaukee to work on a Med/Surgical Unit at a hospital. This is where she got her experience as a nurse. Once she felt comfortable with her skills, she decided to do travel nursing. 
Jesse is now working in Georgia with COVID-19 patients.







About the Steps to Success Program 

The Steps to Success Program provides individuals with the opportunity to develop new skills or update and enhance current skills while continuing to work. Individuals attend school to increase their earning potential and explore career options. Newcap will help provide individual, confidential development of a career plan, assist with job skill activities, and provide long-term emotional support as the individual works towards goals. Newcap may assist with education-related expenses (tuition, books, miscellaneous fees, etc.), reimburse for training-related transportation, and/or assist with childcare costs while attending classes. 

Eligibility Guidelines

Clients must be working at least 20 hours per week with income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines established for this household size. The education or training must increase the participants earning potential by at least $3 per hour. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process

Fill out an online application and go through a screening process. Contact the Program Contact to set up an appointment. You can also fill out the Steps to Success application online here: 

About the WIOA Adult & Dislocated Workers Service Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program assists individuals obtain employment or assistance with additional training to retain or advance the individual’s employment opportunities. Newcap has WIOA Career Service Specialists located at the Marinette County Job Center. 

The responsibilities of the WIOA Career Service Specialists include the following:

  • Provide WIOA and Job Center services orientations to individuals. 
  • Determine eligibility for individuals referred to the WIOA program
  • Review customer prerequisite for training, including career planning and labor market information. 
  • Provide training information and assist with training application process including financial aide. 
  • Create a service strategy to obtain occupational goals with assistance of WIOA services. 
  • Coordinated and refer to other Job Center partners or community resources for additional services as necessary. 
  • Provide employment search assistance upon completion of training. 
  • Provide support services and follow-up services. 

Application Process

The application process varies based on services need. Contact the Marinette Job Center for additional information. 

The Marinette County Job Center is located at 1605 University Drive, Marinette, WI 54143. Contact them at 1-715-732-7854.