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Wisconsin Unemployment Job Training

The Department of Workforce Development’s employment training opportunities help ensure Wisconsin workers are prepared for skills that are in demand now and in the future. Wisconsin workers will have the skills to succeed in family-sustaining jobs.

By focusing resources on training that’s employer-driven and industry based, employers will have the skilled workers they need.

Find the help you need with the assistance of one of the following programs by Department of Workforce Development (DWD).


Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations. It combines on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction. Apprentices who successfully complete the prescribed number of hours of training in an apprenticeship program become certified skilled workers.

A written agreement between the apprentice and the apprenticeship program is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Department of Workforce Development.


You “earn while you learn” – you can make a living wage with health insurance, retirement and other benefits while learning skills in a trade. As your skill level increases by learning the trade both in the classroom and on the job site, your wages also increase progressively. After completion of an apprenticeship program, your journey-level status is recognized nationally.

Which jobs train using apprenticeship?

  • Construction Trades
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Trades
  • Service Trades

Know more about apprenticeship and to apply here.

UI Profiling and Reemployment Services

The UI Profiling and Reemployment Services program was established specifically to move people from dislocation and claimant status to employed status as quickly as possible. Based on partnerships between Job Service and local dislocated worker program service providers, Wisconsin has in place a service structure that makes claimants aware of the variety of services, programs and tools available to help them become reemployed. This program doesn’t set up a whole new set of services. Instead, it simply helps individuals take advantage of services that are already provided in a community.

Amendments made to the Social Security Act in 1993, set the following requirements for all states across the U.S

  • States are required to identify candidates who are about to exhaust their UI benefits and candidates who will need assistance with job search programs
  • Candidates identified thus must be referred to Reemployment services
  • Conduct proper follow-up checks and collect necessary information related to the services provided
  • States are required to meet “such other requirements” that the Secretary of Labor decides.
Wisconsin has been participating in a program called UI Profiling to meet the above requirements.

UI profiling is mostly for individuals who are likely to exhaust their regular unemployment benefits. The term “Profiling” is used broadly to refer to the process of providing program services consisting of –

  • Identification of dislocated workers
  • Referring them to Job Service or the WIA Dislocated Worker Program for an orientation,
  • Following up on the claimants’ employment/service progress.

Employment Help

For work registration or other reemployment services logon to or contact your nearest job center.
To locate the nearest job center call 1-888-258-9966 toll free or search online at If you reside in another state contact the nearest public employment office.


Did you know that you have to keep track of all your work search efforts while claiming benefits? Click here to know more about it.
Exhausted all your regular benefits? Know more about extended benefits.

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      If you’re schooling full-time that hampers your time to work a full-time job, you may not qualify. Please call the Unemployment Office for more.

  1. I am attending a technical college in a few weeks. Will I still need to look and report job searches weekly once I start?

    • You will not receive benefits if you’re not actively looking for jobs.

      Please notify the labor authorities in your state immediately to avoid penalty.

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