Employers need people with skills, but sometimes it’s difficult to navigate how to get those skills. Workforce Solutions has several programs available to Racine County residents.

Start IT
Start IT is a new program that teaches young adults how technology works, along with the career choices it has to offer. The students who take this course are motivated to learn more about technology. Start IT is a 16-week long course and just after 10 weeks you learn the equivalent to 5 college credits.

Support and assistance are provided to customers seeking to earn their high school credential. Workforce Solutions pays for testing and assists with continuing education and finding employment.

Manufacturing Training
In less than 16 weeks, you can learn essential skills for jobs in the high-demand industry of advanced manufacturing including how to troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems and work hands-on with machinery.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Commercial driver’s license training (or CDL training) is a specialized instructional program or course designed to prepare a student to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), which is required for a career as a truck driver in the United States. … The CDL is issued by the Department of Transportation (DoT).

TechHire provides an opportunity for young adults ages 17-29 to learn in-demand skills that lead to employment in the technology industry.

Sponsored by Workforce Solutions

Looking for a new job or want to up your employment skills? Check out our employment page.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.