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Skills Enhancement can help you reach your degree or certificate goals and enhance your career opportunities!

ICAA’s Skills Enhancement program offers financial assistance to low-income people who are working at least 20 hours a week while attending school to get a better job. Clients of the program may receive reimbursement for transportation costs; assistance with child care costs while attending classes; and funds to assist with education costs like tuition, certifications, books, laptops (for attending online school), and fees. To learn more, or find out if you are eligible, call 715-532-4222.

ICAA’s Skills Enhancement program serves clients in Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn counties.

Victor’s* Story: I have always loved working with people, and wanted to get into geriatric care, but most Assisted living centers, nursing homes, and hospitals require certification for their employees. I did not have the means to pay for schooling, so I put my future on hold for many years. I had a very hard time finding an organization that could help fund my schooling.

Then, this summer, I was put in touch with ICAA’s Skills Enhancement program. The program helped to pay not only my tuition for school, but also helped pay for childcare and mileage. Skills Enhancement assisted me in bettering my future. This opened up new opportunities for me to further my life and start a career in geriatric care.

*Name changed to protect privacy