In Demand Training

The following are the most in-demand careers in our local labor market that require only a short-term job skills training program.

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CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)

 CDL (Commercial Driver's License)

     Welding              Quick Certifications/Licenses

CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)

WisCaregiver Careers and NorthCentral FSET have partnered with area employers to bring you the opportunity to earn money while earning your CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification! Training is provided by the following employers:

  • The Bay at NuRoc - Laona
  • The Bay at Eastview - Antigo
  • The Bay at Colonial Manor - Wausau
  • North Central Health Care - Wausau & Merrill*
  • Rennes Health & Rehab - Rhinelander*
  • Rennes Assisted Living - Weston*
  • Renaissance by Rennes Assisted Living - WI Rapids**
  • Aspirus Health - Wausau & Rhinelander**

For more information about this program, click here and contact your FSET case manager!

* Indicates an employer with paid CNA training (for example, through a partnership with a local technical college or in-house training) and an additional partnership with WisCaregivers.

** Indicates an employer with NO partnership with WisCaregivers, however still offers paid CNA training. 

Certified Nursing Assistant is one of the fasting-growing careers in our region due to an increased number of CNAs retiring from the work force as well as an increased demand for skilled nursing professionals at hospitals, clinics and other health care areas.

All three Technical Colleges in our region (Mid-State, Northcentral and Nicolet) offer CNA education.

For more information, click the links below:

Mid-State Technical College - CNA Program Page

Northcentral Technical College - CNA Program Page

Nicolet College - Nursing and CNA Program Page

CDL (Commercial Driver's License)

There is a significant shortage of commercial truck drivers. It is a career that offers high pay and good benefits. There are both over-the-road (overnight travel) and local positions available.


Fox Valley Technical College offers CDL Straight Truck and Truck Driving Programs. To learn more about the program, click HERE.      

Northcentral Technical College offers a CDL program, based at its Merrill campus location. It is a 9-credit, semester-long training program and provides a behind-the-wheel driving experience. This program is perfect for a person who has never been behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer. To learn more about the program, click HERE.

Karl's Transport is an over-the-road transportation company located at N2440 US Hwy 45 Antigo, WI 54409. Karl's Transport offers in-house CDL training.

     There are 2 main approaches: 

         1.) Karl's Transport pays tuition for Karl's CDL School with 240k mile                             commitment as an employee of Karl's Transport following     completion. Training is paid with this option as customer is  considered an employee.

        2.) Student pays tuition for CDL training through Karl's CDL School with no requirement to work at Karl's Transport upon training completion.

                    To learn more about the program, click HERE.

Roehl Transport is a company located at 1916 E 29th St, Marshfield, WI 54449. They pay newly-hired employees to complete the CDL training and pay for the exam. For more information on the program and hiring process, click HERE.  You can also call them at 800-535-0269.


The NorthCentral Region has many employers who are in need trained welders. All three technical colleges offer short-term training and degree-level welding programs. FSET may able to help fund the short-term programs that are not eligible for financial aid. 

Mid-State Technical College, Marshfield, Stevens Point, WI Rapids

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau 

Nicolet College, Rhinelander

Advanced Welding Institute, Eagle River 

This private training provider offers four short-term (40 hours) welding programs, plus a full Welding program (600 hours). FSET may be able to fund any of the short-term programs below:

Other Quick Certifications & Licenses

Adding a license or certificate to your resume increases your job opportunities. FSET may be able to help you gain the following quick certifications. Many can be earned in just a few hours.

Alcohol Server training is required to get your bartender license in Wisconsin and is often required for waiters/waitresses who serve alcoholic drinks.

Alcohol Seller training is required for managers and cashiers who work at a business that sells alcohol (such as a grocery store or convenience store).

Food Handler certification provides training on safe food handling practices that comply with Wisconsin law and regulations.

Food Manager trainings provide more intensive training to help workers gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful manager in the food service industry. 

The following online providers have been screened by FSET. Ask your case manager if you want to enroll in one or more of these courses.

ServSafe online training provides three key certifications. FSET can pay for these courses and the accompanying exam.

Alcohol - Safe Server Certification 

Food Handler Certification

ServSafe Manager Training 

ServerLicense provides the following training courses:

Wisconsin Responsible Beverage Seller/Server

Learn2Serve also offers food service and alcohol service training courses that meet Wisconsin requirements:

Alcohol Server/Seller

Food Safety Manager

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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