Wood County and CW Solutions - A Shared Mission and Vision

NorthCentral FSET Region

Adams * Forest * Langlade * Lincoln * Marathon * Portage * Oneida * Vilas * Wood Counties

Customer Successes

We are proud of the thousands of customers who have found success while engaging in our FSET program! 


We have been honored to work with so many fabulous people in FSET, some of whom have been recognized for their successes on a state-wide level.

Governor Scott Walker recognized two FSET participants at the 2017 State of the State address - both from the NorthCentral Region!  Check out the video clip here!  Below is an excerpt from his speech:

In addition to student success and accountable government, people told us over and over again that we need to be rewarding work. Today, I am proud to report that more than 21,000 people have gone through our Food Share Employment Training program and are working in Wisconsin.

They are people like Sandy in northern Wisconsin. She was struggling as a single mother of four when she signed up for the program. Within weeks, Sandy had multiple job offers and is now employed full-time. Sandy's story is a model of success, and now she gives back, as a speaker and mentor in the Eagle River community.

And people like Leon, who now works in Wisconsin Rapids. Our program staff helped him get the skills he needed to be employed and now he has a dream of starting his own cleaning business.

Leon, Samantha, and Jason were highlighted in interviews found on the State of Wisconsin DHS website - To watch their videos, click here!

In 2016, two other NorthCentral's customers, Jessica and Thomas were recognized by Gov. Walker at the 2016 State of the State address.  Watch that video here

In addition to Sandy, Leon, Jessica and Thomas, more than 1,750 FSET customers have found employment while in our program and so many more have achieved other goals in their life including earning a GED or job skill certificate, gaining a driver's license, having stable housing and dozens of other personal goals. Will you be the next person to achieve a goal - small or large? We are here to support you on your journey! 

What is FSET?

FSET is a VOLUNTARY employment and training program for recipients of FoodShare in Wisconsin. The primary goal of the FSET program is to help people gain employment. This goal is achieved by helping people increase skills and education and overcome barriers to employment.   


Ultimately, YOUR goals are OUR goals.

What is the Work Requirement?

Some FoodShare members must meet a work requirement to maintain FoodShare eligibility.  FoodShare members who are between the age 18 – 49, have no minors in their FoodShare group, and are found able to work are required to work 80 hours a month, or complete 80 hours of activities in a work program or complete a workfare assignment every month to remain eligible for FoodShare.


This work requirement is part of the ABAWD (Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents) policy.


Click the Work Requirement section of the menu to learn more about the work requirements. 

NorthCentral FSET Region Map

FSET Services

Whether you volunteer for FSET or join FSET to meet your work requirement, there are a wide variety of services you can receive in our program including:



  • GED/HSED classes
  • Certified Training Programs (C.N.A., PCW, Welding, etc.)
  • Job Skills Training classes (MS Office, Customer Service, etc.)
Job Search 
  • Resume Development
  • Online profile assistance (including email, job boards, and online applications)
  • Local job leads
  • Job Club and job search workshops
Work Experience
  • Unpaid work experience at non-profit and for profit businesses
  • Co-enrollment in WIA program for work experience opportunities
  • Co-enrollment in Senior Community Service Employment Program for paid work experience
  • Co-enrollment in DVR for work experience opportunities
Support Services
  • Gas cards to reimburse travel for FSET activities
  • Bus tickets/taxi tickets for FSET activities
  • Work-related clothing and supplies
  • Training costs

Non-Discrimination Statement


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1) Mail:           U.S. Department of Agriculture

                        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                        1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2) Fax:           (202) 690-7442; or


(3) Email:         program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Address: Centraila Center, 220 3rd Ave S, Suite 7, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495  

Phone: +1 (715) 421-8608 8


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