Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE)
Sometimes an older person needs to enter the workforce due to changes in their personal or financial situation, but it is often difficult for seniors to find gainful employment as they get older. The rapid pace of technology often dictates that older people acquire new knowledge and skills to be marketable in today’s work environment.
The Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE) helps people 55 and older learn new skills by placing them in training positions. Workers are paid minimum wage and income limits do apply. However, the goal is to help them gain regular, unsubsidized employment. The program serves a wide variety of people from all walks of life. Training is provided by host agencies that are either non-profit or governmental and they supervise the progress and abilities of each participant.
Find out more information on the Wisconsin Senior Employment Program.