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Education and training can be a significant financial investment. Locating funding resources to cover or supplement the costs can be of great assistance. Such funding resources are available for both individuals and employers.

Additional Resources:

  • Financing Your Business in Wisconsin
    The Wisconsin Department of Commerce (COMMERCE) has a broad range of financial assistance programs to help businesses undertake economic development. This quick reference guide identifies these programs and selected programs from other agencies.

  • Regional Economic Partnership
    The Regional Economic Partnership helps businesses take full advantage of everything that Southeast Wisconsin has to offer. They are a combination of economic development departments of the region's seven counties (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha), plus We Energies, the City of Milwaukee, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. Their resources include laborforce and training assistance.

  • Regional Workforce Development Centers
    Southeast Wisconsin hosts multiple workforce focused centers offering services and support to both employers and employees with workforce development needs. Click here for a directory of Workforce Development Centers.

  • Workforce Tool Kit: The Resource for Employers
    -U.S. Department of Labor
    Includes a section entitled "Training Your Workforce". This section shows how various types of training such as on-the-job and apprenticeship training will upgrade your employees’ skills to maintain and improve your business’s productivity and save you money by training current employees rather than hiring new ones. Available training options are described so you can assist your employees in accessing the training they need.

  • State Issued License, Permit, Registration, or Certification in Wisconsin
    Need to apply for a license, permit, registration, or certification in Wisconsin? Start here to find out how to apply for these types of services.

  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing website
    Ensuring the Availability of safe and competent professional services

  • Human Resource Management Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. (HRMA)
    Advances the human resource profession and issues within the Southeastern Wisconsin Community by providing opportunities for professional growth, leadership development and networking of human resource practitioners and service providers to optimize their contribution as leaders and decision makers to organizations and the community.

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