Worker Advancement Initiative

Are you struggling to find work since the pandemic? Or has the pandemic negatively affected your occupation? WAI can help!

WAI offers supportive services, on-the-job training, and skills training.

You may be eligible if you are an unemployed worker, a part time worker, an underemployed worker*, or an incumbent worker*.

*Underemployed and incumbent workers may be eligible if they have experienced a negative economic impact due to the pandemic in their occupation or level of training.

For a fillable application, please click the link below:

Program Partners:

This program is made available by a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. If you have a disability and need assistance with this information, please dial 7-1-1 for Wisconsin Relay Service. Please contact 715-685-1425 to request free of charge information in an alternative format, including a translation to your preferred language.