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.

Mark enrolled in the FSET program on January 21, 2021. At enrollment, Mark advised FSET that he had been unemployed for a while and was about two months behind on rent and was concerned about loosing his housing. FSET provided Mark with contact information on local resources that help with both rent and vehicle payments. At enrollment, Marks goal was to gain full time employment. FSET supported Mark as he did employment search providing transportation support for job interviews as well as completing a Focus appointment with Mark discussing Marks transferable skills, strengths and reviewing his resume. Mark worked with FSET to update his resume and continued to look for employment opportunities.

On April 19th, Mark reported he gained full-time,40 hours per week, employment as a Warehouse Distribution Center Associate starting April 12th earning $13.50 per hour. Upon entering employment, Mark was offered and accepted job retention services. FSET supported Mark with transportation costs, purchase of work shoes as well as job retention discussions on topics such as communication and problem solving in the workplace and building confidence in the workplace. On July 22nd, following his 90-day job retention period, Mark disenrolled from the FSET program successfully completing his goals of gaining and maintaining full-time employment. Congratulations, Mark!

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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