Customer Successes

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

  Through 06/30/21,

8,559 jobs have been gained by program customers!

That is an amazing number, but more amazing are the people behind the numbers. Gaining employment is only part of the story of the many successes that occurred along the way.

When Greg enrolled in the NorthCentral FSET Program, his primary goal was to find permanent employment within the city he lived. Due to Greg's location and the lack of public transportation in town, finding employment opportunities was challenging. Great never stopped searching and applying for available jobs. He would complete applications at the local library. In addition, FSET helped him create a resume and send job leads his way during appointments.

Greg applied with K-Tech Building Maintenance and his FSET Case Manager sent a direct referral to the Career Services Specialists the same day to make the connection. Through contact with K-Tech and FSET's CSS worker, Greg was hired right away and is now working as a General Cleaner. Immediately after, he began completing his job retention period in FSET and received gas cards to use to help with transportation to and from work as well as new work shoes to help maintain employment.

Video Stories

Video Stories

Check out the Video Stories of Leon, Samantha and Jason.

Governor State of the State Addresses

2018 State of the State Address

Governor Scott Walker recognized two FSET participants at the 2018 State of the State address - one from the NorthCentral Region! Below is the excerpt from his speech:

Since we started requiring employment and worker training, more than 25,000 people have gained employment. People like Thomas from Stevens Point. Thomas had been working a series of seasonal jobs. With our training program, he now has a permanent job with MedXcel at St. Michael’s in Stevens Point and says it’s his dream job.

2017 State of the State Address

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.

2016 State of the State Address

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

Address: Wood County Human Services - River Block

111 W. Jackson St., 2nd Floor, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495  

Phone: +1 (715) 421-8608 8


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