Out-of-School Youth Programs

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Need help continuing your education or finding not just a job, but a career? Join us at the WorkSmart Network and we’ll connect you to Out-of-School Youth career resources and services that can help you get on a career pathway. So are you ready to meet your potential?


Our Process

We know that young adults are the future of our workforce, our economy, and our communities. Check out the resources we can offer you to help you find a career:

Career & Skill Help | Our programs provide career exploration and guidance, work readiness and employment, and opportunities for skills training to help prepare you for a successful career pathway.

Career Success | We want to position you on a good pathway to a rewarding career because we know that confident, aware and skilled youth contribute greatly to a strong community.

Career Preparation | It’s ok if you haven’t got it all figured out yet. We can help you find your path with career counseling, goal setting, exploration, work readiness coaching and mentoring.

Training & Skill Building | Thinking about heading back to school? It’s a great choice to prepare you for a rewarding career. And we can help you find the perfect program to meet your goals. Whether you need your HSED, want to go on to college or need an industry-recognized certificate, we’ve got you covered:

WorkSmart Network Academies
Middle College
OFS Strive Program
Madison College Gateway to College
Madison College HSED Program
Moraine Park Technical College GED/HSED Program
Challenge Academy

Employment | Ready to work? We’ll help you navigate the waters to find a great job that offers growth and good pay. Plus, we can help you jumpstart your career with options like on-the-job training, work experience, pre-apprenticeship, supportive services and follow-up services.