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Training Webinars and Guides

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Webinars and other guides are available to familiarize library staff with local workforce partners and programs, and to help assist library users in need of workforce services. If you see anything on this page that needs updating, please contact Chris Baker (Public Library Consultant, Library Services Team) at

LearningExpress Library Career Preparation Center through BadgerLink

Learn how to make your work goals a reality with LearningExpress Library's Career Preparation Center. Start a new career or advance in your current field with occupational practice tests, job search and workplace skills tutorials, and WorkKeys assessments.

Upcoming Workforce-Related Webinars & Workshops

Please contact if you'd like to highlight any free upcoming workforce development or social service webinars, presentations, or other opportunities.

More Learning Opportunities to Come!

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Past Employment-Related Resources & Recordings

There’s an App for That?! Wisconsin Social Services Apps (webinar)

Services and assistance are available with a tap of a mobile device’s screen. From ordering a meal, hailing a ride, or finding a home, people can use their mobile phones and other smart devices to access services when they need it. Many government programs and social service organizations have also optimized access to their services to make it more convenient for people to find the help they need when they need it. This webinar will feature two apps and a mobile-optimized website to more easily find social services in Wisconsin that can address their specific needs ranging from healthcare, childcare and housing, to judicare (legal needs) and driver’s license restoration from wherever they have an internet connection. Here are the three services that will be covered:

  • 2-1-1 Wisconsin App from United Way: The familiar and amazing 2-1-1 service goes mobile. Find local help for food insecurity, housing insecurity, mental health assistance, and substance abuse treatment. Presented by Ed Wall, 2-1-1 Director for Dane County UnitedWay.

  • MyACCESS App from the State of Wisconsin: Enroll and manage BadgerCare (healthcare), FoodShare, childcare subsidies, Wisconsin Works (W2), and other services from a single app and website. Presented by Gwen Hannes, Dane County Human Services.

  • Legal Tune-up from LIFT Wisconsin: A mobile optimized online tool to help navigate legal barriers to employment, housing, etc. The tool allows visitors to reinstate driver’s licenses, remove eviction records, remove criminal records, and more. Presented by Alberto Prado from LIFT Wisconsin

Sponsors for this webinar include Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, South Central Library System, SEWI Libraries, and the Wisconsin Library Workforce Connection (LWC). To access other past SEWI training events and resources, please visit SEWI Archives of Past Events.


Reentry Resources and Programs for Your Community (webinar)
  • Originally offered April 2022
  • Libraries can help their patron's post-incarceration with resources and information about programs available to assist the return to community. Finding employment can be a key factor in adjusting to community life and avoiding returning to incarceration. During this webinar, participants will learn:
    • Reentry 101 – background information about incarceration and the reentry process,
    • Resources & Opportunities - Employment and social service programs available in communities and through local job centers,
    • Incentivizing Hiring - Incentive programs for employers to hire people with criminal records,
    • LIFT Wisconsin Legal Tune-up - A program to review criminal records.
  • After the webinar, participants will be provided with a set of resources to assist patrons, including a ready-made resource list for patrons created with assistance from Julie Enloe on behalf of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin and Carol Hassler from the Wisconsin Law Library. This program is presented by staff members from multiple agencies. Resources and other materials from this webinar can be found at:
  • This webinar was sponsored by the LAWDS (Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills) Project and the Bridges, Monarch, South Central and Winnefox Library Systems 

Local Workforce Development and Public Libraries

If available, training modules specific to your Workforce Development Region/Area are included below. If no training is listed, contact your library system directly for assistance.

WDA 1 – Southeastern Wisconsin: Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties
  • Please contact your library system directly for assistance.
WDA 2 – Milwaukee: Milwaukee County
WDA 3 – Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington: Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties
WDA 4 – Fox Valley: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties
  • Please contact your library system directly for assistance.
WDA 5 – Bay Area: Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Sheboygan counties
  • Please contact your library system directly for assistance.
WDA 6 – North Central: Adams, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Wood, and Vilas counties
WDA 7 – Northwest: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn counties
WDA 8 – West Central: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties
  • Please contact your library system directly for assistance.
WDA 9 – Western: Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties
WDA 10 – South Central: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk counties.
WDA 11 – Southwest: Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock counties

Labor Market Information

Review of the Department of Workforce Development tools to assist in career development and job search.