NEWCAP BLOGMay 28, 2020
Jesse’s Success Story
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.
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.
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: http://www.newcap.org/program_category/stability/
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.
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.
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