Employment & Training

Skills Enhancement Program

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

Adult Education Classroom

Skills Enhancement Program

Helping low-income individuals obtain the skills needed for job advancement.

The Skills Enhancement Program assists participants to access educational opportunities which will increase their income and enhance their marketable skills.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to adults who are working at least 20 hours a week and are at or below 150% of the federal poverty guideline. 

Application Process for the Skills Enhancement Program:
  • Contact Jan Griedl to find out if you qualify for services and request an application be sent to you.
  • Once application is complete, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss options.
Contact Jan Griedl for assistance applying for the Skills Enhancement Program:
  • Phone: 920-361-9880
  • Email: jan.griedl@advocap.org
Possible Options:
  • Two Year Degree Programs
  • Nursing Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Welders and other Skilled Trades
ADVOCAP Skills Enhancement Program

Adult Education Program

Helping adults prepare for their GED or HSED exam.

The Adult Education Program assists adults who wish to prepare for their GED or HSED exams, and also helps those who wish to prepare for college or post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY: The Adult Education program is available in Fond du Lac and Winnebago Counties to anyone 18 and older.

Application Process for the Adult Education Program:
  • Contact Mark Burns for GED/HSED program enrollment or to find out how to prepare for post-secondary education opportunities.
Contact Mark Burns for assistance applying for the Adult Education Program:
  • Phone: 920-539-0548
  • Email: mark.burns@advocap.org
Training Locations:
  • Contact Mark Burns to find out training locations and other opportunities.
ADVOCAP Adult Education Program

Work Permits

Work permits for the employment of minors.

ELIGIBILITY: work permit is required before anyone under the age of 16 is allowed to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service work.

ADVOCAP's front desk staff can issue work permits from any of the three office locations listed below:
  • Fond du Lac Office
           19 W 1st Street
  • Oshkosh Office
           2929 Harrison Street
  • Neenah Office:
           181 E North Water Street
To obtain a work permit, please bring the following documentation:
  • The minor's birth certificate or other proof of age
  • The minor's social security card
  • Written consent from parent
  • Permit fee of $10.00
Proof of minor's age:
  • We may accept a valid operator's license or an identification card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as proof of a minor's age. This means that we may now accept either a duly attested birth certificate, a verified baptismal certificate, or a driver’s license or photo ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
For the Employer - Permit Fee Requirement:
  • The employer must reimburse the $10.00 permit fee to the minor by no later than the date of the first paycheck.
  • Copies of the permit go to the employer and the minor, in addition to the school district where the minor is enrolled."